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Growing terrific tomatoes

Food security is everyone’s responsibility and it begins at home. Due to the harsh dry season and unpredictable rainy season, I am sure we are all convinced that we need to start our own small gardens. This year I will address a ‘How-to-Grow Guide’ for your favourite crops.

Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), belonging to the Solanaceae family, is one of the most popular vegetables grown throughout the world. It contains Vitamins A and C and Potassium and research has shown that it contains a compound called Lycopene which has anticancer properties.

If you can recall, in late 2018, the price of tomatoes skyrocketed to $25 to $30 per lb. We can once again relax since the prices have regularised but if you are a tomato lover, here is the guide to grow your own tomato plants traditionally at home:

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