Tomato Butter – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: 10 pounds of ripe tomatoes, skinned 4 pounds granulated sugar 3 pounds sour apples, sliced fine 1 quart of vinegar 1/4 ounce mace 1/2 ounce ginger 1/4 ounce whole cloves 1 ounce stick of cinnamon Preparation: Put spice in a thin bag; put all the ingredients together, and boil until quite thick, stirring frequently to keep from burning. […]

Garden, Lamppost Full-Circle Plan

Garden, Lamppost Full-Circle An elegant touch for any landscape is a lamppost surrounded by beautiful perennials. You don’t even need a lamppost to create this floral display. You can substitute a signpost, small tree, trelllis or a metal or wooden post with a decorative top. (Consider, for example, a post topped by a charming weather vane.) To create an easy-care […]

Garden Plan, Versatile Corner

into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants selected for this Versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram is designed to fit in an 8′ x 8′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged on a corner or a home or in dozens of different ways in any shaped area of approximately 64 sq. ft. and still benefit from the […]

How to build a Fence

Building a fence? Two things are very important in the garden. They are privacy and shelter. The latter is often a problem in gardens which are exposed to cold prevailing winds. Both these points are important not only for the gardener himself, but also for the plants in his garden. Young growth can be severely damaged by cold winds and […]

Gooseberry – Growing and Harvesting

Gooseberries The gooseberry, Ribes grossularia, is native to Britain where it has been cultivated since the thirteenth century at least. Being self-fertile and productive, it is ideal for the small garden. Gooseberries excel in the cooler areas of the Midlands and North. They are tolerant of most soils but not of water logging. Growth may be weak on poor gravel […]

Green Tomato Pizza – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: Pizza dough for one pizza, purchased or home made. Green tomatoes Feta cheese, crumbled One thinly sliced red onion, if desired Extra-virgin olive oil Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 F. Stretch out the pizza dough. If the dough gets too elastic and won’t stay stretched, refrigerate it for about 10 minutes and try again. Meanwhile, thinly slice the […]

Perfect Tomato Sandwich – Heirloom Tomato

  Preparation: Take slice of good bread. Slice a ripe tomato and lay the slices on the bread. Sprinkle with salt. If you want to get fancy, sprinkle with one or more of the following: fresh ground pepper, chopped basil, snipped chives, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar. For a heartier snack, spread the bread with pesto, hummus, or baba ganouj […]

Quality Organic Heirloom Tomatoes Plants

    If you’re looking for specific plants, our Heirloom plant menu is for you. In the sections below, you’ll find over 80 different tomato varieties, each with its own special qualities. To view all of them click here. If you still can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we can help! We will custom grow any of the more […]

Tomato Basics: Ripeness, Storage & Flavor – Heirloom Tomato

  You’re in for a treat. Unlike those hard, uniform tomatoes you get at your grocery*, your fruit will come in a wide range of shapes, and its flavors will be so much better. Let’s get started! Ripeness & Storage: You may love fried green tomatoes (we do), but in general, the key to great fruit is picking it when […]

Heirloom Tomato Collections

Each Collection Contains: • Sturdy Organic Heirloom Tomato Plants • Sure-Gro™ Organic Tomato Food • Helpful Instructions • Plant ID Tags for Each Plant Windowbox Wonders For Containers. On porch, deck or fire escape, these powerful heirlooms will give you maximum tomatoes in minimum space. Put a few big pots in a sunny spot, and you’ll be picking tomatoes all […]