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August is in full swing and there are tomatoes everywhere. If you planted a few tomato plants, you might be wondering what you can do with tour bumper crop of tomatoes. No worries, here are just a few tips for canning tomatoes.
While tomatoes are most delicious fresh, there’s no way to use them all up as they ripen, unless you only planted a couple, and you have a large family.
So what can you do with your extra tomatoes? Can them, of course!
Before you start, make sure you have the tools you need for canning:
- jars, lids and bands
- a tomato strainer (if you have a lot of tomatoes to process, this could save your sanity)
- pressure canner
- jar lifter, a funnel, and some clean towels
Look up some recipes, and you are in business.
Here are some of my favorite recipes to can tomatoes:
- tomato sauces (I make a few different types)
- whole tomatoes
- diced tomatoes
- green tomatoes
- cherry tomatoes
- roasted tomatoes
- stewed tomatoes