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It’s Tomato Time

Cupid-TomatoHave you planted your tomatoes yet?  The difference between store-bought and home-grown tomatoes is astounding. There are so many different sorts of tomatoes, it’s no wonder they are one of the most popular plants in the home food garden.o have superior flavour and disease resistance. Experiment with the diversity of shapes, colours, sizes and flavours by plant

There’s a lot of interest in ‘heirloom’ varieties, said ting a selection of different varieties.

Choose small growers if you are growing in pots.

Tomatoes grow well with basil, marigolds, chives, parsley, lettuce, rocket, borage, carrots and nasturtiums. Keep them away from corn, beans, fennel and potatoes. Use the shade cast by tomato plants to provide protection for rocket and coriander.

Avoid blossom end rot by adding dolomite (a source of calcium) at planting, and by ensuring a consistent water supply.

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