tomatoes

'Mini Amish' heirloom tomatoes

Growing heirloom tomatoes

March 2021

Penny Woodward loves heirloom cherry tomatoes, here she explains how to plant them from seed.

A developing tomato

Doing the tomato shake

January 2018

Shake your tomato flowers to help with pollination and set fruit, writes Penny Woodward.

Tomato seedlings

Growing tomatoes from seed

July 2020

There are many ways of growing tomatoes from seed, but here is one of the simplest and most common, using punnets or seedling trays, from our horticultural editor Penny Woodward.

Tomatoes of many colours.

Tomato time again!

February 2016

You can never have too many home-grown tomatoes, says PENNY WOODWARD.

Grafting tomatoes

The hard graft

July 2014

Grafting your favourite tomato onto pest-resistant root stock will help eradicate tomato disease, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Miracle Molasses

July 2010

Molasses makes a handy addition to any gardener’s pest control kit. You can use it to manage chewing pests like caterpillars as well as root knot nematodes. PHIL DUDMAN describes how.