Grow your Own Tomatoes

This is a great year for tomatoes. I am busy harvesting a bumper crop from my little space in The Village Allotment on the South Coast.

Green or red – it doesn’t matter what colour – they all go to making chutneys, salsas, sauce or are eaten in delicious home grown salads.

Anyone can grow tomatoes – just follow a few simple steps  http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/digin/vegetables/tomato.shtml

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Harvesting fresh produce is a unique experience that literally brings home the importance and value of   sourcing quality produce that will keep you and the planet healthy.

This can be challenging for people living in cities but in London more initiatives are sprouting every day.Like this supermarket in Crouch End, north London which has transformed its roof into an organic vegetable garden.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10424392

The situation is more developed in the US where rooftop gardening is  big business.This amusing video about a tale of two tomatoes makes you think about the future possibilities for home grown food in cities.http://www.cityscapefarms.com/videos/

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