Vegetables

In Praise of Tomatoes: A Year in the Life of a Home Tomato Grower

By Steven Shepherd

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Growing tomatoes can be a simple recreation... or a consuming passion. For Steven Shepherd cultivating tomatoes is a metaphor for nurturing life's larger bounty. This is a diary of his year growing tomatoes, from reading seed catalogs in December until the final tomato is eaten in October. November is spent thinking about next year. Along the way the reader learns the history of tomatoes, tips on growing them, some recipes for eating, and even some poems about tomatoes.

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Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes : How to Grow a Rainbow Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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Describes how to plant and grow a variety of colorful vegetables, including red corn, yellow watermelons, and multicolored radishes. Suggested for ages 6-9.
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Eat Your Peas, Louise!

By Pegeen Snow

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There are so many good reasons to eat your peas.

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Saving Summer in a Jar: Preserving the Fruits of the Season

This is the time of year when delicious fruits and vegetables fill the homegrown gardens and bins at farmers' markets. An abundance of heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn and sweeter peaches make August the right time to practice the very rewarding work of preserving.