Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This has not been the best year for tomatoes. In fact, most of our tomatoes (with the exception of Cherokee Purple) have experienced some serious cracking due to a dry July followed by heavy rains. We've also been contending with septoria leaf spot, watching as it crawls up the base of our plants. After reading up on septoria, I think we are partially to blame. We often plant our tomatoes a little closer together than is ideal, due to lack of space and our desire to plant many varieties. Have any of you been dealing with this fungus? It is quite common.
Still, the tomatoes are coming in (finally!) and I have my eye on a few ways to preserve them for winter eating:
Tomato Jam Food in Jars
DIY sun-dried tomatoes Todd Porter and Diane Cu
Salsa Rojo Local Kitchen
Do you have any favorite recipes for preserving tomatoes?