GARDENING takes time: sow some tomatoes, and it is four months before you begin to taste the fruits of your labours. Should you make a mistake in choice of cultivar, it is a year before you start again, and then things may well have changed.
This year, I have heard from several gardeners that their favourite tomato – ‘Gardener’s Delight’ – is not as good as it was. Some packets even yielded large beefsteak fruits instead of the cherry size they should be, the result of careless rogueing of mother stocks.
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September 19, 2020