"it's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."

- lewis grizzard


difficulty rating: easy

suitable growing site: open ground or large pot - balcony, garden or allotment.

days from sowing to harvesting: approximately 90 days, but depends on variety.

risk of cross-pollination: low

when to sow: indoors in february, or march and april under glass. 

requirements: good soil, regular water, full sun, occasional fertiliser.

harvesting for eating: as fruits ripen in late summer and early autumn.

harvesting for seed: when fruits are fully ripe in late summer and early autumn.