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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 12:56 p.m.

U.S. and Mexico settle tomato squabble to stave off tariffs, shortage

The United States and Mexico have settled a bitter trade dispute over tomatoes, with the United States shelving an anti-dumping investigation against Mexican growers and withdrawing from tariffs that could …


In the Garden: Proper staking, consistent watering key to best tomatoes

For many gardeners, the most challenging aspect of growing tomatoes is planting them at the right time in the spring so they won’t get nailed by an unexpected frost. But …


In the Garden: Well-timed pruning helps boost tomato harvest

In my garden, I have learned a lot over the years about what I can do to ensure the best possible harvest – and it all starts from day one.


Personal Foodstory: Remembering Nanny through Madonnas and tomato sauce

After church every day, Nanny took up residence in her Brooklyn kitchen.


Savor the last gasp of summer with this heirloom tomato panzanella salad

If you’re not quite ready to settle into fall this gorgeous nectarine and tomato salad will help you savor the last gasp of summer.


Just picked: When life hands you tomatoes, make tomato sauce

John Speare’s recipe is based on what he’s learned from his Sicilian mother-in-law Maria


Shrimp pasta puts both tomatoes and zucchini to use

Pantry Fuel founder Jennifer Van Cott shares a recipe inspired by her grandmother.


Gardening: Still waiting for ripe tomatoes? It’s the weather, not you

It’s time to give roses their last dose of fertilizer and harvest garlic and onions.


Gardening: Tricks to help garden vegetables pollinate

With the cool start of summer, we’ve lost a lot of growing time and the next four weeks will be critical to getting a crop. Our summer weather begins to …


Gardening: Floating row covers can protect warm weather crops

Tomatoes and peppers struggling thanks to cooler temperatures.


Vine-ripened tomatoes are all they’re cracked up to be

The end of summer gives us one of the season’s most luscious parting gifts: colorful, juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes. Full of real tomato flavor, local varieties taste of summer itself – …


In the Garden: Contain tomatoes, not excitement

It should come as no surprise that tomatoes are the most-planted crop in vegetable gardens. If you have a small garden, or perhaps no growing space at all, that doesn’t …


Gardening: Tomato varieties take on uncertainties of region’s growing season

As we muddle through the coldest and darkest part of the winter and wait for the warmth and green of spring, now is a good time to read up on …


Gardening: A challenging summer for tomato growers

The tomatoes, the most popular vegetable in the garden, are finally ripe. It’s time to make tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes and BLTs. Getting tomatoes to this point this year came …


A challenging summer for tomato growers

The tomatoes, the most popular vegetable in the garden, are finally ripe. It’s time to make tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes and BLTs. Getting tomatoes to this point this year came …


In the Garden: Knowing culprit keeps tomato problems in check

How are your tomato plants growing? If you’re having troubles with them, or have in the past, you’re not alone. As a Spokane County Master Gardener, I answer a lot …


Tomatoes dominate a productive gardening season

Now that the gardening season is winding down, it’s time for a performance review of the vegetable crops I grew this year. Since grafted vegetable plants are all the rage …


In the Garden: Focus on tomatoes after frost fear fades

If you were to take a poll on everyone’s favorite veggie to grow, tomatoes would win it hands down. Once you’ve tasted a sun-ripened, homegrown tomato, you’ll want to dedicate …


Garden tomatoes are fleeting seasonal treat; get them while you can

Gardeners in the Inland Northwest waited longer than usual for garden tomatoes only to have a rude awakening last week. Two nights of lower than normal temps – it actually …


Grafted tomatoes prove worthy of diverse climates

Gardeners love to grow their own tomatoes. But here in the Inland Northwest, that can be a challenge. Since there are about 120 frost-free days in our growing season, we …


Keep an eye on your tomatoes, corn

This year’s vegetable growing season didn’t exactly start with a bang. Corn and tomatoes struggled in the cold, rainy weather. More than a few gardeners replanted corn multiple times before …


Keep an eye on tomatoes, corn in garden

This year’s vegetable growing season didn’t exactly start with a bang. Corn and tomatoes struggled in the cold, rainy weather. More than a few gardeners replanted corn multiple times before …


Savvy gardeners holding steady on tomato plants

When it comes to growing veggies, the tomato has to be everyone’s favorite. And why not? The taste of a homegrown, sun-ripened tomato can’t be beat. Right now, I have …


Put green tomato bounty to use in tantalizing dishes

This is the year of the green tomato. Most gardeners still have lots of them hanging on the vines. We are out of warm weather and the fall sun is …


Gardening: Tomato diseases can halt growth

The race for the ripe tomato is on! We seem to be getting a late dose of heat and that’s good for turning the green orbs into something red and …


Gardening: Tomato diseases can halt growth

The race for the ripe tomato is on! We seem to be getting a late dose of heat and that’s good for turning the green orbs into something red and …


Nothing like a homegrown, juicy tomato

If today’s photo is making your mouth water, be sure to save room in your garden for some tomato plants. They are easy to grow and absolutely nothing can compare …


Tomatoes are fair weather growers

The tomato is almost the universal garden vegetable. Ask any gardener, beginner or veteran, what will be in their vegetable garden and the tomato will be on the list. To …


Tomatoes are fair weather growers

The tomato is almost the universal garden vegetable. Ask any gardener, beginner or veteran, what will be in their vegetable garden and the tomato will be on the list. To …


Store garden’s bounty for taste of summer

Vegetable gardeners got lucky this fall. In spite of downright cold weather through most of the summer, we got just enough Indian summer to ripen up most of the garden …