I have always used banana peels with my roses but never thought of using them for tomatoes! What she says about the egg shells, I have always done this. There have been times when it looks like it snowed around my tomato plants because of all the egg shells I’ve crushed up and worked into the soil.
Essence of Tomato – ‘Strattu, Estratto, Conserva
This one I am actually cross-posting on both blogs (not just sharing). This is not only a fantastic way to preserve tomatoes but also a way to add an intense tomato flavor to any dish (as Hank says, “Think of it as the black hole of the tomato world: It is said that a teaspoon of black hole matter would weigh millions of tons. Similarly, a mere teaspoon of ‘strattu in a soup is the equivalent of adding possibly a dozen tomatoes”) without all of the carbohydrates naturally present in tomatoes.
Growing the eternal tomato
Now, how sweet would it be to never run out of tomatoes? I know my favorite snack has always been tomatoes warmed from the sun, right off the vine. Check out this article to learn how to extend your tomato season!