Saturday, September 11, 2021

How to Make Salsa AND Pasta Sauce

 Alright urban farmer guy, my garden is currently exploding with tomatoes, what in the world can I do with all of them?  Help me out here.

Salsa / Pasta Sauce
Salsa and pasta sauce made and ready to rock (or freeze)!

Quite an excellent question from a loyal reader just like you!  Tomatoes tend to grow in very abundant amounts and are generally ready to harvest in batches.  It's rare for them to be ready one at a time which would be quite convenient so you could easily consume them one at a time at a nice even rate.  Instead you stare at them for a week or two trying to will them to turn ripe then one day you walk out into the garden and every last damn tomato is suddenly ripe, all at once.  You throw your arms up in the air thinking "what in the world am I going to do with all of these tomatoes?  I can't possibly use all of them."

Fear not, utilizing tomatoes is quite easy as long as you enjoy either salsa, pasta sauce, or both.  If you don't enjoy those then my question to you is:  Why are you growing tomatoes???  Grow what you are going to eat, come on people!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Truth About Your Food: Through the Eyes of the Worlds Best Urban Farmer

"By far the best investment you can make is in yourself."
- Warren Buffett

Fresh Tomatoes
Freshly picked assorted tomatoes - September of 2021.

We've all done it.  You go to the grocery store, fight for the best parking spot, snag the shopping cart with the squeaky wheel that keeps locking up and veering to the right, then you get very annoyed at everyone else in the store as you walk around, you then wait in the checkout line while the person behind you loudly pops and chews their gum to the point to where you want to rip your ears off .  Finally you make it to the front of the line, buy your food for the week, go home, put it all away, eat the food over the course of the week and repeat.  I pose to you a very simple question:

Why?

Friday, August 27, 2021

Fall Plantings

Fall Crops
Fall crops that came from spring plants that went to seed, they just so happened to arrange themselves perfectly.

The nights are getting cooler, days shorter, and the mountains in Colorado have already received their first snow.  This can only mean one thing:  winter is right around the corner and we want to try and squeak in some fall crops before the first frost of the year arrives.