Tomato season springs back

May 5 2018

It’s that time of year again when all keen gardeners and allotment plot holders with a greenhouse get quite excited about this year’s challenge of growing better tomatoes than last year.


Let the growing season begin!

March 31 2018

Our gardening activities are always dictated by the weather, so although my sowing schedule indicated it was time to sow tomatoes, sweet peas, broad beans and a few salads, the winter has kept its grip and so delaying plans.

Chef's Table

Time for tomatoes to take centre stage

June 3 2017

Tomatoes are my wife Anna's favourite ingredient, says Tim Dover, chef patron of The Roost Restaurant, Bridge of Earn. She is delighted that there are now far more varieties on sale in the supermarket than ever before and is fussy about which sort of tomatoes she uses for dishes. Small cherry tomatoes are perfect for salads, but the more orangey ones are better for tarts, cooked with cheese for instance.


The time for tomato growing is ripe

March 11 2017

Tomato growing has always been one of the gardening challenges with great rewards when you pick that first fruit fully ripened on the bush, and then followed by loads more as the season progresses. Summer salads would never be complete without some home grown tomatoes.