It is almost time to start picking all those lush, red tomatoes from the garden. Make sure you preserve tomatoes correctly so you can enjoy them all year long, here is how.
How To Preserve Tomatoes From Your Garden
Ever had a garden do absolutely amazing and then wonder, what do I do with all of these? It happened to me. I started wondering how to preserve tomatoes from the garden so they did not go bad.
What happened was, during my spring blogging break- we dug , by hand, two bigger gardens and made a raised bed. I wanted to experiment with a soil free mix and using a raised bed compared to traditional rows in a dug garden. Anyways, it has gone really well. Everything is huge and has been producing like crazy! We have more tomatoes than I ever imagined. Cherry tomatoes, hybrid tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sauce tomatoes, paste tomatoes, can you even believe that there are thousands of different types of tomatoes out there.
The bottom line, we just can not eat all these tomatoes fresh, so we needed to figure out how to can or preserve the tomatoes.We planted a lot earlier than usual so we have had all kinds of veggies since like June. Tomatoes have been pouring out all over the place !
I was beyond excited when I found this tutorial online. I have canned beets and made my own pickles, but I have never preserved my tomatoes and it made me a tad bit nervous. You know, there is this little thing called botulism that is not such a little thing. Since botulism is odorless, tasteless and can not be seen, taking care to preserve your vegetables properly with the canning process is extremely important.
Check out these tips on How To Can Tomatoes the right way.