“Where can I buy Campari tomato seeds for plants?” Question from Rena of Morehead City, North Carolina
Answer: The seed for commercially available Campari tomatoes is generally difficult to find (click here for a possible source), but there are many comparable well-branched, tasty, cocktail tomatoes that taste even better. ‘Mountain Magic’ is one to try that rivals Campari. Another is one of my personal favorites, the Italian heirloom ‘Principe Borghese‘. Its large stems of delicious fruits look like those of Campari, taste great, are ideal for salads, and even make perfect sun-dried tomatoes.
From there, I encourage you to watch the video below about growing tomatoes from seed to harvest.
Nothing is more refreshing in summer than a delicious cocktail made with crisp cucumbers and aromatic herbs harvested straight from your garden. These drinks contain fresh rosemary and basil, though you can also replace them with fresh mint, if you like. Whip up one of these delicious summer cocktails, and let your party stand above the rest.
Cucumber & Basil Mojito
2 sprigs fresh basil leaves
2 slices cucumber
1 lime, quartered
1 tablespoon raw cane sugar
1 shot white rum
4 ounces club soda
Makes 1 serving
In a tall, sturdy cocktail glass, add the fresh basil leaves and raw cane sugar. Macerate the sugar and mint together at the bottom of the glass with a wooden spoon and then squeeze in the lime. Add the rum, cucumber slices, and let the mix sit for 5 minutes before adding the ice, club soda, mixing. Finish the drink with a slice of cucumber and fresh basil sprig.
Cucumber & Rosemary Lemonade Chiller
1 cup fresh cucumber slices
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 cups water
5 shots ounces vodka
1 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of approximately 5-6 large lemons)
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 cup crushed ice
Makes 5 servings
Place the superfine sugar, lemon juice, and vodka in a glass pitcher, and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Add the cucumber and rosemary and allow the flavors to marry for 20 minutes. Add the water, ice, and mix well before serving. Finish each drink with a sprig of rosemary and a lemon slice.