Nothing beats a tomato picked fresh from the garden, warm from the sun and positively bursting with flavour. They’re incredibly rewarding to grow, producing truss after truss of fat fruits. These days you can try striped, purple or yellow as well as red, and plum, cherry, beefsteak or salad varieties as well as compact tumbling toms to fill containers and hanging baskets.
Give all your tomatoes your sunniest, warmest spot (a greenhouse is ideal), plenty of water and a rich soil, plus a weekly liquid feed once the flowers start showing. By late summer you’ll be enjoying one of the very best treats the veg garden can offer.