Onions sets, garlic, and potatoes can also be set out during the cool pre-spring days.
Tomato plants are a very good use of space in a sun drenched garden. We carry over 17 different types you will not find so easily in one place.
Although usually considered a vegetable, the tomato ( Lycopersicon lycopersicum ) is actually a fruit since a fruit is the seed bearing, editable part of a plant. The tomato has a long history of cultivation. Indigenous to the Americas, it dates back to the ancient Aztec and Inca civilizations.
By the middle of the 19th century the tomato had become a favorite produce of the farmer's market and a great source of pride for backyard gardeners everywhere.
Today the tomato continues to sit high on the list of
ingredients for a thousand and one delicious and healthy recipes. And where can you find the freshest, best tasting tomato? Ask anyone: in the backyard garden, of course!
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If you've never made your own green sauce from fresh tomatillos picked warm right out of the garden, you must give it a try sometime. Green sauce from fresh tomatillos is really easy to make, too. And it doesn't take long either. But you can't beat it for that fresh flavor of homemade tacos and burritos. With their pale green paper covered fruit, tomatillo plants are beautiful, too.
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