The ever-popular tomato, while not as venerable as the plants of Pompeii, or of the ancient Aztecs, has a very long and fascinating history.
Starting out as a plant of distinctly ill repute,
it has enjoyed a varied career replete with superstition and more
than a few hints of witchcraft.
And it is, by far, now the most popular garden plant we have.
Three out of four backyard gardens harvested tomatoes last summer, a record unsurpassed by any other vegetable.