Growing your own tomatoes, and vegetables in general, has become more and more popular over the past few years. It is no wonder when you bite into a freshly picked tomato and experience a taste that can only be found in home-grown produce.
In the words of the song “There’s only two things that money can’t buy – that’s true love and home-grown tomatoes” and it’s as true as ever, especially with a rise in the popularity of heirloom varieties that remind us of the old traditional tomato taste of yesteryear.
However, as the weather continues to change and we experience (in the UK and elsewhere) wetter summers, the outdoor tomato grower is faced with a number of challenges, tomato blight in particular, that has affected the efforts of many gardeners in previous seasons.
The plan is to stay ahead of potential problems and to try to avoid them before they happen.
For example, both tomato blight and blossom end rot can be avoided with protection from the rain and supplementary feeding for plants in containers and I hope that this website will provide all the information needed for many more gardeners and you too! – to experience the wonderful taste and joy of growing your own tomatoes.