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“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard Tomatoes originated in South America and date back to the Aztecs. Europeans only started eating them about 500 years ago and even then they were steeped in mysticism and scandal. Being related to the nightshade family, they were originally considered…

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Why Is My Tomato Splitting?

Sometimes you might find that your prized home grown tomato has burst its skin, splitting right down the centre and revealing the flesh. Has this ever happened to you? Well it’s happened to some of my tomatoes this season

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Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Last year I bought a punnet of heirloom tomatoes from a local farmer’s market. It was a beautiful mix of green stripe, medium purple, small orange, red oxheart shaped tomatoes and some cherry toms. They were so good … that I thought I’d grow these tomatoes from seed myself! So I saved their seeds and…

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