August in Photos

Your photos blew us away this month with so much garden love in so many forms (you clearly love your tomatoes)! Check out our favorites below. Be sure to tag us on Instagram or Twitter with @petersongarden or #petersongardenproject or share your photos with us on Facebook. We’ll share our...

Growing Tomatoes

For many gardeners, nothing can beat the flavor of a sun-warmed homegrown tomato, picked at the peak of ripeness.  With many tomato varieties taking about three months to produce the first fruit, it’s no wonder there are many tips and tricks for those anxious to grow the perfect plant....

Easy Freezer Tomatoe...

Canning tomatoes can seem a little daunting when the ingredients start with 10 pounds of tomatoes.  If you have a small garden plot or even a single tomato plant, you can still preserve your harvest with this simple recipe. Instructions: On a parchment-covered baking sheet or in an oven-proof...

Blossom Buddies

Many of the plants we eat from the garden produce flowers, but when is a flower good to keep and when is it best to snip?  Peppers and Tomatoes After pollination, the flower dies back and a tiny pepper or tomato begins  to form. Peppers and tomatoes are usually self-pollinating, not requiring...

Tomato Time!

Summer’s sweet, long-awaited treasure, tomatoes are by far the most popular crop among American gardeners. There are hundreds of varieties of tomatoes, each one more unique than the next, with some heirloom varieties spanning almost every color of the rainbow. Certain varieties are adapted...