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How to Survivify: Tomato Season
Featured planted a half dozen tomato plants, 'cuz that sounded like a good idea, right? And now it's August and OMG! Your yard is COVERED in red, yellow and striped globes of goodness. can only slice those 'matoes onto so many sandwiches before you scream "UNCLE!" Here's how you can survive tomato season...

Look on the bright side:

  • You'll have more spaghetti sauce than you know what to do with.
  • There are worse problems to have.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Follow directions when canning tomatoes, as their acid content is on the cusp of what is safe to can in a water bath.
  • Plant roma tomatoes. They make great sundried tomatoes!
  • DO NOT plant more than 1 cherry tomtato plant unless you eat 18 salads a day.
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Words of Wisdom

The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can't eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as 'progress', doesn't spread. -Andy Rooney