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Tomato (A Guide to the Pleasures of Choosing, Growing and Cooking) - Gail Harland & Trevor Cole


Synopsis:
Tomatoes are by far the most popular edible vegetable or fruit grown in gardens- US plant nurseries and seed websites stock many more varieties of tomatoes than any other vegetable or fruit. The popularity of heirloom varieties has further fueled interest. Aimed at both food-lovers and gardeners, Tomato showcases the different varieties and shows how to grow them-in pots, hanging baskets, grow bags, under glass, and outdoors-and harvest tomatoes, as well as cooking and preserving them.


Author Bios:
Gail Harland has been growing tomatoes in her garden for nearly twenty years. Experimenting every season, she's now grown over 60 international tomato varieties.
She started writing articles for the horticultural press in 1993 and was awarded The Royal Horticultural Society's Diploma in Horticulture in 1999.
Trevor Cole started working at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa in 1967, initially on the adaptation of native flora to cultivation. He was appointed curator of the Dominion Arboretum in 1972, and retired in 1995. Author of three gardening books and many articles, he has received awards for his writing from the Garden Writers Association of America and the North American Rock Garden Society.


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My Opinion:
This is a very useful tool for anyone wanting to learn about growing their own tomatoes. This fantastic book covers every kind of tomato, including a few I'd not heard of before.
I really love all the information in this book, and how it is put together. It is very clear-cut and easy-to-read. The instructions are easy for you to follow.
I especially enjoyed the recipe I tried. It was an easier one, but I wanted to try something different. Making dressing qualified for me, since it was a first.
I loved the dressing. It was a hit, and is going to be served regularly.
(4/5)


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~I received a copy from DK Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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  1. Sounds like a useful book. We tried growing tomatoes last year but the blight got them.

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