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May 28, 2020 | Bobbie Wrinkle

What to Read: Tomato Edition

Summer in Kentucky is the time for fresh tomatoes – ripe, juicy and bursting with flavor.

Whether you are a beginner or a master tomato gardener, here are a few digital resources available through Hoopla or Kentucky Libraries Unbound that might help you develop your own green thumb & increase your passion for this popular staple.

Tomatoes
Author: Rubin Miriam
In Tomatoes, Miriam Rubin gives this staple of southern gardens the passionate portrait it deserves, exploring the tomato’s rich history in southern culture and inspiring home cooks to fully enjoy these summer fruits in all their glorious variety.

Epic Tomatoes
Author: Craig LeHoullier
Craig LeHoullier provides everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, from planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season.

Growing Tomatoes: Your Guide to Growing Delicious Tomatoes at Home
Author: Jason Johns
Master gardener Jason Johns shares his love for and knowledge of growing this popular, savory fruit so that even novices can produce a bumper crop.

Carrots Love Tomatoes Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
Author: Louise Riotte
Companion planting is a very popular topic these days. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.

Grow the Best Tomatoes
Author: John Page
Since 1973, Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

The Complete Guide to Growing Tomatoes
Author: Cherie Everhart
Growing tomatoes is a task anyone can accomplish and enjoy and this book strives to provide every possible resource and tips needed for you to become one of a growing legion of tomato growers.

The Good Cook’s Book of Tomatoes
Author: Michele Anna Jordan
For anyone who feels there’s no such thing as too many tomatoes, this is the definitive book–the only one with recipes for beverages, appetizers, breads, soups, salads, sauces, and much more.

Tomatoes…You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey [eVideo]
Author: Vivian Howard
Mary Vaughn shows Chef Vivian the old-timey way to can tomatoes.

Indoor Kitchen Gardening Turn Your Home Into a Year-round Vegetable Garden
Author: Elizabeth Millard
Author and Bossy Acres CSA co-owner Elizabeth Millard teaches you how to grow microgreens, sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and more—all inside your own home, where you won’t have to worry about seasonal changes or weather conditions.