Growing Open-Pollinated Tomatoes

Tomatoes may be the most popular garden crop ever. Very likely they’ve found a place in your survival garden.

Jackie Clay-Atkinson has written a mini-primer to help you and me grow open-pollinated and heirloom tomatoes in “Backwoods Home Magazine” for July/August, 2017 (Issue #166). Check out the excerpt below, then go on to read the whole thing at the link for it.

Grow open-pollinated tomatoes

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

Nearly all of us homesteaders grow tomatoes in our gardens. Tomatoes are hugely valuable as a homestead crop. After all, they give us a wide variety of products.

Many people just run to their local big box store and buy seeds or tomato plants as spring hits full force. But homesteaders are self-reliant; with tomatoes, this means not only starting your own plants to set out in your garden but also planting tomatoes from which you can save your own seeds, bringing things full circle.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

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John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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