30 Aug '11, 4pm

Why Backyard Tomatoes Taste So Terrific #food #garden

Why Backyard Tomatoes Taste So Terrific #food #garden

Farmscape has the enviable mission of bring Victory gardening firmly back in to the mainstream. A staple of WWII households, Victory gardens were basic backyard fruit and vegetable gardens that supplemented families' food and reduced their dependency on mass-produced agriculture during war time. Amazingly, according to Farmscape, during that time 20 million backyard gardeners grew 40 percent of the nation's food. To demonstrate how good-tasting backyard garden produce can be, last week Farmscape ran its own test of tomatoes. Using a refractometer, Farmscape tested tomatoes' Brix score, a measurement of the sugar content of fruits and vegetables. (Brix is used in commercial fruit juice, wine making and other industries to compare sugar contents between batches.) Farmscape chose nine tomato varieties that were grown in organic Farmscape "home" garden plots and another nine h...

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