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The Best Tomato Fertiliser

14 Sep


Does your tomato fertiliser provide the nutrients your plant needs to grow the very best, juicy tomatoes? If you’re not sure, we’ll walk you through soil nutrition and fertiliser step by step. You won’t believe what a difference it will make to the health and yield of your tomato plant. Understanding Soil Nutrition The nutrition […]

Tomato Plant Nutrition: What Nutrients do Tomato Plants Need?

5 Sep

Tomato Plant Nutrition: What Nutrients do Tomato Plants Need?
soil test

Every tomato grower has a ‘secret recipe’ for tomato growing success. An integral part of a high yield is proper tomato plant nutrition. That’s right – plants need food, too! Giving a plant the right food at the right time will not only increase fruit yield, it will also help prevent damage from diseases and […]

Tomatoes Can Protect Against Disease

26 Feb

tomato health benefits

There’s no question – tomatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Tomato health benefits are due to high levels of vitamins and antioxidants, which benefit your health and protect against disease. Nutrients Found in Tomatoes Tomatoes are nutritional powerhouses. They are excellent sources of vitamin C (one tomato makes up one-third of […]

How to Make Compost

27 Jan


Adding compost to your soil is an effective way to improve the quality of your homegrown tomatoes. And it’s easy to make compost yourself. Compost Heap or Compost Bin? A bin looks tidy, and can help prevent small animals from breeding in your compost. However, a closed bin will make it more difficult to aerate

Three Healthy, Delicious Tomato Salads

13 Jan

Tomato Salad

Fresh salads are a delicious way to enjoy your homegrown tomatoes raw. Here are three of our favourites. Iranian Shirazi Tomato Salad Ingredients: 3 tomatoes 2 cucumbers 1 bunch green onions/spring onions 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons dried mint Salt and pepper Instructions: Dice tomatoes and cucumbers into even, […]

3 Reasons You Should Grow Tomatoes

1 Dec

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1. Tomatoes Taste Delicious There is no denying just how delicious and versatile a fresh, juicy tomato can be. They can be eaten cooked or raw, as a snack or a main dish, on a pizza, in a salad, or just by themselves. Tomatoes also play an important role in many different traditional cuisines: Italian […]

The Tree Tomato or Tamarillo Gains Popularity Worldwide

16 Jul

tree tomato

When is a tomato not a tomato? When it grows on trees! While related to the tomato, capsicum, eggplant and the humble potato (they all belong to the Solanaceae family), the tree tomato is an exotic, subtropical fruit that originated in Central and South America. For many decades it’s been cultivated in various parts of […]

Tasty Tomatoes are a Valuable Commodity

29 Mar

tasty tomatoes

Whichever way you look at it, tasty tomatoes are a valuable commodity. They are nutritious and delicious, and most of us include them in our daily diet. What is interesting though is how differently they are promoted worldwide. For instance in Florida, USA there is currently a huge marketing drive to persuade mums to include […]

Serving Raw Tomatoes

23 Jun

Raw Tomatoes

There’s many ways to prepare beautiful fresh tomatoes Tomatoes are amongst the easiest vegetables to grow, and also amongst the most satisfying. In fact if – or when you get it right, you’ll find you have an ongoing crop throughout the warm season. While tomatoes are great to pick and eat in the height of […]

Garden Fresh Tomato and Pepper Salsa

27 May

Tomato Salsa

Tomatoes and peppers are amongst the easiest vegetables to grow successfully in any garden. So if you plant them at the same time, there’s a good chance that you will get a good crop. You can expect to be able to bottle at least two litres of salsa from this recipe. Having said this, tomatoes […]