"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.
In this video, Vicky explains how to save seeds from tomatoes: