Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 11, Number 16
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.
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FEATURE: Preserving Tomatoes – Should You Can, Dry, or Freeze Them?
Nothing can take the place of a fresh tomato.
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But when it comes to preserving tomatoes, which is the best method: canning tomatoes, drying tomatoes, or freezing tomatoes?
The answer is … all three. Here are the benefits and drawbacks of each.
- Canning tomatoes
Benefits: taste, volume, versatility, safety, longevity, and space
Drawbacks: time, gear, discomfort
- Drying tomatoes
Benefits: space, uniqueness, simplicity
Drawbacks: cost, time, limited usability
- Freezing tomatoes
Benefits: convenience, speed, usability, flexibility
Drawbacks: limited usability, flavor, space
details about each of these different methods for preserving tomatoes to choose what’s right for you… and be sure to check out our Pinterest board for more helpful information.
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Tomato Growing Tip: Combine Tomato Varieties When Freezing
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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.
Save Money with Your Own Sun-dried Tomatoes, Veggies, Fruits
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More about Preserving Tomatoes
That’s it for now. More next time.
Until then, happy gardening!