Cherry tomatoes are thought to be an intermediate type between a wild tomato and the domestic garden tomato. These small (cherry size) tomatoes grow on long vines (up to 3 metres) or on small dense bushes less than 1 metre in height. Lily of the Valley is a good example of a cherry tomato. This …Read More about Which cherry tomatoes?
Lily of the valley
2016 will go down in history as a good year for growing tomatoes outdoors in Brussels. After a very poor start with heavy rain in June which brought early blight for the first time, the extra heat and warmth in July and August led to a blooming of tomatoes. With no late blight this year, …Read More about Last of the summer tomatoes
Tomatoes are the miracle health food. They contain large amounts of nutrients and vitamins, specifically vitamins A, C, K, and B6. Tomatoes help eye sight, improve digestion, reduce blood pressure and help with diabetes. They reduce cholesterol, protect kidneys and prevent premature ageing. Eat tomatoes. Ideally tomatoes should be picked when the first flush of …Read More about Picking tomatoes
The trick to growing tomatoes in containers is to select unusual varieties that produce small or cherry tomatoes. In this way a single plant can produce over 50 fruit as opposed to the larger types (ie beefsteak) which may only produce half a dozen fruit in a season. The larger the container the better but …Read More about Growing tomatoes in containers