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Posted on 14 May 2013 by tomatocasual.com

Wine Bag Tomato Planter

Photo Credit: Nifty Wine Carrier by Megan Elizabeth Morris used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Photo Credit: Nifty Wine Carrier by Megan Elizabeth Morris used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

I am always looking for a new type of container for my tomato plants.

I have tried upside down planters, concrete planters, bushel baskets, and even bags of potting soil but I had never tried a wine bag.

This idea came to me one day when I was at my local salvage place.

They had one wine bag they had gotten in a load of dog food. At first, they had no idea what it was but when I explained why there were four pockets, it was like an eureka moment.

After purchasing the bag, I took it home and admired my new planter. I could not wait to fill it with tomato plants. So once my local frost-free date had passed, I took out my wine bag to plant it.

To begin this process, Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 16 December 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Celebrate the Spring Equinox with Friends, Family, and Tomato Goblets

tomato-gobletBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

A few years ago I started welcoming the Spring Equinox by having a party.

My friends would show up in their favorite medieval outfits and we would have our feast of seasonal produce on a King Arthur type table.

In past years I would fill goblets with party favors and candy but this year I am giving a true Spring Equinox gift of hope and revitalization.

One may ask what this is and the answer is simple it is Tomato Goblets.

This goblet idea came from the wine settings I have used for this party in the past. But instead of serving wine I am serving sustainability and food security in a simple goblet. The tomato plant came to mind since Europeans viewed the tomato as the “love apple” or a forbidden fruit. Plus, the tomato plant is an easy vegetable plant that everyone can be successful at growing.

Also going with the theme and beliefs of King Arthur these Tomato Goblets represent food equalities much like the equal powers that King Arthur’s Knights had at the table.

These goblets are a true recycling project that uses Read the rest of this entry »

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