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[Tomato Dirt #290] 6 ways to store tomatoes
August 24, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 18

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.

How to Preserve All That Garden Goodness

Bath canner or pressure canner? Enamel or aluminum? Find out what to look for in kitchen canners and dehydrators

Canners and dehydrators let you store and use tomatoes all year long.

Plus, they make great gifts. Check out other handy kitchen gear like scales, drying racks, pickling crocks, tomato presses, kitchen snips … even cheese making kits and other DIY kits from our good friends at Garden Supply.

They’ve also got plenty of tutorials you can use to DIY dried flowers … storing apples … making pepper jelly or tomato chutney or your own Bloody Mary mix.

Browse the dozens of different food preservation, kitchen gear, and gardening gadgets offered to Tomato Dirt readers. Have fun!

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Here’s the dirt: Tomato Dirt’s long-standing Facebook page was recently hacked. For your safety and privacy, we closed it.

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FEATURE: 6 Ways to Store Tomatoes

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Nothing can take the place of a fresh tomato. But storing all that just-picked goodness can be problematic.

Store tomatoes by canning, freezing, or drying. They’re the top three methods of preserving tomatoes. Which is the best? Each has benefits and drawbacks …

Hang unripened tomatoes in a cool place. By cutting a tomato branch and hanging it in your basement or garage, you can extend your crop.

Store tomatoes on the counter. Underripe tomatoes can sit several days or several weeks on your counter or windowsill and …

Store tomatoes in the refrigerator. Seriously? Chilled tomatoes goes against the grain of every serious foodie. But yes,you can pop a very ripe tomato or a sliced one into the icebox as long as you …

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Tomato Growing Tip: How to Store Sliced Tomatoes

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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.

End of Summer Sale: 50% or more off

Our good friends at Gardener’s Supply are cleaning out their garden shed inventory with clearance items in their Gardening Outlet, Kitchen & Home Outlet, Indoor/Outdoor Living Outlet, and even Clothing & Footwear Outlet.

You can get 50% or more off on garden supplies, kitchen and home, pots and planters, tools, gifts, trellises, raised beds, and all kinds of other garden gear and goodies.

It’s a great time to restock your supplies or replace your tools. Browse here .

The clearance outlet stock changes from day to day as items are added. Check now and check back later, too. Browse the deals!

More on Storing Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes: the Basics Drying Tomatoes Is Easy and Cheap How to Get Started with Freezing Tomatoes How to Prepare Tomatoes for Preserving or Recipes

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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