There are many people who growing tomatoes from seed. There are many people who want to make homemade tomato sauce. From the start we have to say that it is pretty much work to do to get the desired result, which is a very good, tasty and healthy tomato sauce, for the whole family.
Homemade tomato sauce can be consumed both fresh and preserved for winter, there are different stages in its production.
Also, homemade tomato juice is good to be consumed to prevent and treat diseases. I'll talk about it at the end of the article.
Now I will tell you the steps you must follow to make tomato sauce. The ingredients for the recipe are common: tomatoes (as you want), salt, sugar and other herbs (lovage). Preparatory steps:
- Wash the tomatoes with plenty of water
- Cut the tomatoes in four parts
- Chop them in the special machine, to remove the skin and the seeds
- Sterilize bottles and jars

The fresh tomato sauce 
The fresh tomato sauce is made following these steps:
- Boil the tomato juice obtained by grinding in a large pot
- Add salt and boil the sauce
- The juice will be boiled at low heat for about an hour, until foam disappears from the surface
- Then pour the juice in bottles or jars paying attention not to get burnt
- Cover bottles and jars with a blanket and let them cool slowly until the next day
- Store the bottles and jars in a cool, dry and dark place

Winter tomato sauce
Winter tomato sauce is made following these steps:
- After you have passed he tomatoes through the mincer, the juice obtained is left to settle for an hour in a dark place
- Then remove with a spoon the water that rose on the surface
- The remaining sauce will be boiled on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring from time to time
- Also add salt, sugar (one tablespoon to 5 gallons of broth) and a few lovage leaves tied with a thread
- Let it boil until it is reduced to a quarter of the amount
- Then pour the hot composition into bottles and jars and cover them with a blanket
- Keep the bottles and jars until the next day covered in a blanket
- In the next two days sterilize bottles and jars in a saucepan with water, for 15 minutes
- Then store the containers in a cool, dry and dark place

Food Strainer and Sauce Maker Machine
Food Strainer and Sauce Maker Machine
As you are familiar with how you can make tomato sauce at home, I will present below a chopped Machine with the device to remove skin and seeds, which will be helpful in making tomato sauce and other fruit and vegetables juices. 
This grinder is part of the Victorio Kitchen Products, it has a modern design and it is accompanied by an accessory kit. Users get one year warranty. It is very useful in making tomato juice to remove the device due to skin and seeds. It is sold at an affordable price and you can use the kitchen to prepare various vegetables and fruit sauces, not just tomato juice. 
You will get a fresh juice without seeds or peel, and you will also keep the kitchen clean. It is easy to use because of the way and place that it occupies in the kitchen. It is recommended to use this machine when you make juice for your baby. 
You can visit the product overview page with all the opinions of those who have purchased this grinder, but my honest opinion is that the quality-price report makes it worth buying without the slightest restraint.

Diseases to prevent with tomato juice

Homemade tomato juice, consumed both fresh and preserved, helps to prevent diseases such as:
- Prostate cancer - to reduce its occurrence by 40% in men who drink tomato juice
- Cardiac ischemia, stroke
- Bone diseases
- Obesity and diabetes
- Respiratory infections
- Smoking - reducing harmful action of tar on the body
- Constipation - tomato accelerates the processes of the intestine
- Rheumatism - drink a cup of tomato juice in the morning on the empty stomach and before the main meals – it has the same effect as cortisone
- Chronic poisoning
- Acne
- Prevention and pimples - recipe: 40 ml of 90 degrees, 1 gr. glycerin and 100 ml of tomato juice – use this solution in the morning and in the evening


When to plant tomatoes?

In growing tomatoes from seed process it's time now for another step. Planting tomato seedlings in greenhouses or gardens will be done after the seedlings have grown properly and when the temperature outside is favorable. To make this, you need to follow these steps:

1. Make sure you have properly prepared the layers for planting seedlings.

2. Make sure the temperature will not compromise the young seedlings, meaning that it does not fall below 10 degrees C at night. Remove carefully the plants from the containers in the greenhouse or the garden.

3. With a garden planter make 30 drill hole of 30 centimeters.

4. Put ashes in every hole, then plant the seedlings, burying them up to the first leaf.

5. Tomato seedlings are planted in pits with all the land that they had in pots, so as not to damage roots.

6. Cover the holes with soil and then water with warm water.

7. If the temperature drops very much at night, tomato seedlings can be covered with plastic containers.

Following these steps, you are ready with planting tomato seedlings in the garden. During their development, they will be watered only when the soil is too dry. After the fruit appears, water them twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. The manure will fertilize the plants every two weeks. After about three weeks, the plants will be held with some wire so as not to break.
Also, tomatoes will need pruning and also you must remove the yellow leaves from the plant.
Important note: if you do not have garden space for building a greenhouse, you can plant each seedling or two in larger pots and the plant care will be the same.
There is one important aspect to mention: greenhouses, gardens or containers in which you have tomato seedlings should face south in order to receive as much sunlight for heat.


Until the weather is suitable for planting tomato seedlings in the garden, you have to start preparing the soil layers for growing tomatoes from seed. And you have to do this carefully if you want to have good crops.
So that the work of planting tomatoes from seed is not in vain, you will have to use some special soil. Tomatoes will grow and will be delicious if they have good soil in which to grow. Also, tomatoes are grown without chemical fertilizers, particularly healthy and tasty.
It is important that the soil has the necessary amount of potassium and phosphorus, obtained from natural resources. The proportion that should exist in soil for growing tomatoes is two times more potassium than phosphorus.
To grow tomatoes you can use the following recipe for the soil: 50 litres of soil mixed with about 8 cups of ash and a cup of bone flour. Bone flour can be replaced with chicken or fish bones in dry ground. Bone flour can be found at a veterinary pharmacy.
The ash you use will have to come only from wood, not from plastic or other paper and paperboard. Thus, assured sources of potassium (ash) and phosphorus (bone flour) will help the development of tasty tomatoes.
I used this recipe and I can say that the results were very good.

Useful tools:
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If you growing tomato from seed and if you want to prepare dried tomatoes at home, you can use this recipe.

1 kg small tomatoes
Sea salt
5 small garlic cloves
Provence herbs – 3 teaspoon peaks
1 hot pepper
Olive oil

1. Choose little tomatoes variety, with more flesh and fewer seeds. Wash well, absorb with wipes and then cut in half long.
2. Put tomatoes in the oven tray with cut up and the space between them (not touching). Sprinkle with sea salt and a little pepper.
3. Give tomatoes at the oven at 100C (or minimum temperature of your oven) and leave between 3 and 6 hours, depending of the tomatoes size. When tomatoes are ready, they must be more flexible, like raisins.
4. Crowd tomatoes in a jar, introducing whole garlic between tomatoes, hot pepper rings and Provence herbs. Put the olive oil until they are fully covered. Keep the jar in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks and after that you can consume.


In another post I told you how to plant tomato seeds, as a first step in obtaining tomato plants from seeds. In the following post I will explain to you how to replant seedlings in separate pots for an appropriate development.
After 3-4 weeks from sowing, when the plants have 2 leaves, it is the time to replant each plant in a separate pot.
For this operation you will need patience and an object to gently pull the young plants from the earth without destroying the roots. The object at hand is a pencil or a pen.
Before that you need to prepare your pots. You must fill the pots with soil and compost to the top; the post must be well ventilated and a bit loose and wet. Important notice: the soil should not be cold. Then you make a hole with a finger in the middle of the pot and then we water the soil easily.
10 minutes before moving the seedlings from the hotbeds, water the soil, thus the roots will come out more easily and will not break. Then you take out the pencil and take the plants one by one and replant them in the pots prepared in advance. You press down on one side, then cover the roots with soil, without pressing the soil around the root, but only in a part.
After you finish replanting the last tomato, leave all the pots in the shade for two days, until the seedlings will be cached. Then you can remove them from the sun gradually, without watering them too much lest they grow too long and thus they do not develop normally.
In these pots, the replanted tomato seedling will stay until the time comes to plant them in the garden, 4-5 weeks later. Planting seedling in the garden will be in early May, just when the temperature during the night will not fall below 10 degrees, three nights in a row. If you have greenhouses, you can move the tomatoes seedlings faster.


Many people ask: how can I grow tomatoes from seeds? Because I love gardening, I want to share with you the steps for growing tomatoes from seeds.
First step is to obtain tomatoes seedlings. The work for this should start in middle of February.
Sowing seeds will be made in small greenhouses, boxes, pots. In these pots you will need to make small holes for excess water to drain.
If you do not buy small greenhouses with soil, you must buy soil for vegetables which will be mixed with manure. This mixture will be put in pots and leveled. Important observation: the soil must be warm, at room temperature, not cold. Also, it is necessary to spray the soil with a solution against bacteria because they will be alive in the soil and can cause the damage of the seedlings.
When the pots are ready, you can put on the bottom a thin layer of sand, then fill the pots with soil mixture and level it slightly.
Next step is to put tomato seed in pots. Seeding process can be made in rows, at 4-5 cm away or by uniform scattering. Over the seeds you must sprinkle a 1-2 cm layer of compost. Next, you tamp down the compost and water it with warm water, using a watering with fine mesh.
When all these steps are completed, you will cover the pots with glass and foil mat or newspapers to maintain the warmth. After that, you must place the pots in warm places. Until the seedlings will arise you will not longer check the containers. After the seedlings have emerged, you can remove the foil mat or the newspaper to allow light to penetrate. The pots or small greenhouses will be ventilated daily by sudden raise of the glass for a few seconds and then put back. Ventilation will be made even if the time is cooler.
As time heats, ventilation will be increased. If the soil tends to dry out, you will easily water it with warm water. Do not put a lot of water because there is the risk that the plants grow more in length due to moisture and do not develop normally and healthy, leading to illness and loss of plants.
After the plants have two leaves (photo - Google image), not those that appear first, when the plant rises, take each plant and replant it in pots. There will be another article related to re-planting each small plant in a separate pot.
These would be the steps that should be taken get tomato seedlings from seeds.
In these articles I will explain other stages of care and growth of tomato plants.

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Growing tomatoes from seeds is not very difficult. There are some stages to be followed and a lot of patience, so that the results should be satisfying. Here are the steps you should take to growing tomatoes from seeds and in the next posts I’ll give you some advice about the cultivation of tomatoes.
  1. First you have to decide what type of tomatoes you want to plant in your own garden. It’s a difficult choice because there are many types of tomato seeds. To see exactly the types of seeds, you can visit the page dedicated to this. After you decide about the type, you have to buy: seeds, soil, pots and other useful tools that you can find on the page. This should be done in January and the first part of February.
  2. In February you have to plant the seeds. There are details about this activity here. There are some steps that have to be taken and my advice is for you to read carefully the article and start working after, so that you won’t damage the seeds you have bought. 
  3. After 3-4 weeks, when the seedlings have 2 real leaves, put each seedling in a separate pot. You can find out how to do this here.
  4. Until the weather is suitable for planting the seeds in the garden, you have to start preparing the ground layers. And you have to do this carefully if you want to have good crops. Read here about preparing the layers. 
  5. After 2 months and a half from planting the seedlings, they can be re-planted in the garden. This has to be done with care and patience, not to damage the young plants.
  6. The layers with tomatoes must always be located to the south as they need sun. Until the plant is mature and the tomatoes can be picked up, all you have to do is to clean them from time to time and water them 2 times a day (in the morning and in the evening) and, of course, sprinkle them with natural solutions against pests.  
  7. If everything goes smooth, at the middle of August, you can pick up the tomatoes.

These are the steps to take when cultivating your own tomatoes. This is the short version of what you have to do. For each stage there will be other steps, that I will detail soon. 

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