The Tomato: The Heart of the Garden
As the most popular crop grown by home gardeners in the United States, tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are certainly king of the garden. Bragging rights are on the line as we tackle this easy to grow but frustrating crop. The number and variety of tomatoes currently on the market and maintained through personal seed saving is a testament to the importance of this botanical fruit that is most often referred to as a vegetable. Let’s look at some tips to be a great grower and how to overcome some of the common problems.