How to Grow Juicy Tasty Tomatoes Book Giveaway

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Growing up, tomatoes have been a HUGE part of my family’s life every single summer for as long as I’ve been around.  We were spoiled with home grown tomatoes all my life.  I’m so happy that my hubby enjoys growing fruits and veggies too and he has made a huge effort to grow tomatoes for us for the last 3 years or so.  It’s a learning process and he hopes to get even better at it.

With this new book that I was given for review, How to Grow Juicy Tasty Tomatoes, I do believe he will get even better at this tomato-growing game.

For more information on the book, check out the website, where you can also purchase your own copy of the book.

Written by Annette Welsford and Lucia Grimmer, two tomato growing enthusiasts from Brisbane, Australia, you will find so much great information for growing your own.

The book evolved one hot summer afternoon over a glass or two of wine accompanied by a selection of delicious tomato based savories, after their friends often lamented that searching the internet provided masses of tomato hits, but the information provided was either too technical or too general.

Thus, this book was born from 2 experts in the field.

It’s a soft cover book, chock full of great information for the home gardener.  Everything you need to grow some beautiful, luscious fruit of your own:

  • Tomato Varieties
  • Site Preparation
  • Cultivation
  • Watering your Plants
  • Nutrition
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Picking & Storage
  • Collecting Seed
  • Growing Organically
  • Hydroponics
  • Greenhouses

All of that and more!  If you’re a tomato lover and home gardener, I think you’ll really enjoy having this book as a reference on your shelves.  My hubby was really excited to see this come in and I know he’ll be scouring the pages for better tips on how to grow our tomatoes to the fullest next year.

(My dad is a wonderful gardener and these Romas are straight from his garden).

We brought home a huge amount of those Roma tomatoes from my parents’ place in the mountains and I had to do something with them, so I made a huge batch of salsa.  We have been using these Concord Food packets, which you can get at most grocery stores in the produce section and they’re a really easy way to get salsa in a hurry, if you don’t feel like chopping everything to go in here.  This packet is added to tomatoes and onions and has a really good flavor  (not getting paid for this, but wanted to share).

I made a HUGE bowl of salsa and we’ve been eating on it for a week. I used my blender to chop up all those Romas.  I didn’t even peel them for the salsa.

I used the other half of the tomatoes for tomato basil soup.  I quickly got the skins off by putting them in boiling water for just a couple of minutes. I learned that trick from my mom.  The skins will slip right off.  It was really delish!  Just finished up the last of it.

If you’d like to win a copy of the book ($29.95 value), just leave a comment and tell me if you love tomatoes as much as I do! There is also a bonus CD included with the book which is a Varieties database.

Do you have a favorite variety that you love to grow?  I’d love to hear that too.

You can also purchase the book here.

That’s it!  I’ll draw a winner on Monday evening.

- Rhoda