[Tomato Dirt #190] 2 Surprising Gifts for Gardeners that They Will LOVE
November 21, 2019
Tomato Dirt Newsletter Volume 9, Number 24
Dear Tomato Dirt reader,
Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.
Food Canners Make Great Gifts
Bath canner or pressure canner? Enamel or aluminum? Find out what to look for in a kitchen canner and browse different types to choose a canner that works for you so you can preserve your harvest overload. Take a look!
FEATURE: 2 Surprising Gifts for Gardeners That They Will LOVE
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Canning and drying are both an excellent way to preserve tomatoes and other garden produce.
If you or someone you know likes fresh tomatoes and other fresh fruits and vegetables, then a food canner or a food dehydrator is a great gift.
Surprised? It’s a versatile and useful idea. Both canners and dehydrators come at a range of price points and with different features.
Which should you choose? Here’s the dirt.
Food canners and food dehydrators are great gifts
Food canners. There are two types of tomato canners most commonly used in processing tomatoes from the home garden: pressure canner and
boiling water bath canner (also called hot water bath canners). There are advantages to each. Food canners explained here.
Food dehydrators. A food dehydrator is a device used to dry foods. There are three kinds of food dehydrators: solar-powered, home-food dehydrators, and commercial dehydrators. Home and commercial dehydrators are both electrical. All three kinds operate on the same principle: they remove water from food. But all three have advantages. Food dehydrators explained here.
Two horticulturalists combine forces to give you advice about the right way to prune, fertilize, water and stake tomatoes. You’ll be able to diagnose pest and disease problems using step by step priceless information, illustrated with 260 full color photos.