What Family is the Tomato Plant From?

Answer Tomato plants belong to the Solanaceae or nightshade family, giving them some perhaps surprising relatives from within the plant kingdom. Knowing the family a plant belongs to helps you to make dec... Read More »

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How do I plant tomato plants for a family?

PreparationStart tomato plants indoors four to six weeks before your last frost date or buy young plants at a garden center. Calculate how many plants you will need to feed your family. Twelve to 2... Read More »

Ive just found a red tomato on my tomato plant should I have it for my breakfast?

If a tomato plant is infected with the mosaic virus can the seeds from that plant be used to plant new plants in following years or will the virus go with it.?

No, the seeds are sometimes affected and there is no way of telling which ones they are until too late. Some viruses can be controlled on seeds by a process of fermentation, but this doesn't appear... Read More »

It's late October and my grape tomato plant is still pumping out fruit. Do I have a magical plant?

For some reason that just reminds of of that big room full of eggs in the movie ALIENS. I suspect that plant is just ploppin' them things out all night long. I suggest you get a flame thrower and t... Read More »