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Tomato growing

My son asked me today if a tomato was a vegetable or a fruit. And I guess technically you could argue that a tomato is really a fruit although we almost always (as gardeners) seem to put tomato growing in the vegetable gardening section of the garden. Not that it’s something so significant that it will change the whole scheme of things but I guess it’s just one of those mysteries of life that are best left in the too hard basket. Tomato growing is something of an artform. There are so many varieties that it’s bound to confuse the beginner gardener. If you’re starting out as a tomato grower and are keen to have quick success (lest you give up altogether), then try planting cherry tomatoes. They are hardier and tend to have fewer problems compared to the larger tomato varieties.

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