Monthly Archives: August 2014

Q and A: splitting tomatoes and sourdough bread

Splitting tomatoes Should you pull green tomatoes after a heavy rain to keep them from splitting? Kelly Craven Kernersville, North Carolina I don't do this but if you're...

Finally, the rains came

After a period of prolonged drought, we are finally getting some rain. It's tough for some of our neighbors who still are haying but...

You never know when someone’s watching you

Back here in the big woods, you're never alone. If you stop and hold still, you'll most always find one of the "neighbors" watching...

Q and A: making ketchup, peach trees, and bread and butter...

Making ketchup In your book, "Growing and Canning Your Own Food," the Ketchup recipe on page 114 calls for 1 gallon chopped, peeled and cored...

Q and A: Southern blight and Elderberry pie

Southern blight I just wanted to give you an update on the tomato plants that I grew from your seeds. All of them germinated and...