Tomato – A Guide to The Pleasures of Choosing, Growing & Cooking – Gail Harland and Sofia Larrinua-Craxton

If you are contemplating starting to grow tomatoes, or just have a love of eating them then this book is definitely for you.

This smallish hardcover book has literally everything you will need to start to grow your first tomato plants to adding to your repertoire of gardening.

The detailed advice on every part from growing, varieties, diseases, pests, growing them in the ground, growing them in bags, pots or hanging baskets.

There is also a section for when you are ready to harvest, a selection of over 30 recipes to entice you to use your bountiful harvest of tomatoes.

I was really impressed with the full colour photographs and diagrams, along with the descriptions makes this in my opinion the Tomato Lovers Bible.

Who knew that there are over 5000 different varieties of all shapes and sizes that first originated in the western coastal highlands of South America that were grown by the Aztec’s and Mayans.  They also grow wild in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Northern Chile and Peru?

Here is a sampling of the full colour photographs and details from part of the book –

DK Publishing

Sofia’s Website

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7 thoughts on “Tomato – A Guide to The Pleasures of Choosing, Growing & Cooking – Gail Harland and Sofia Larrinua-Craxton

  1. DK always has the prettiest designs/layout. I had no clue there were so many tomatoes! This looks like a good one for foodies and gardeners alike. Thanks for linking up with Weekend Cooking.

    • Isn’t it the best little book !! I was in awe with all of the information in this book from different varieties, to how to grow and keep them and eventually cook them VERY cool book indeed!

  2. I just thought as well it is the perfect time to go and get this book, since winter is approaching. Plenty of time to plan out your tomato garden for the spring/summer coming !

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