01 Sep '11, 6pm

Why Backyard Tomatoes Taste So Delicious

Why Backyard Tomatoes Taste So Delicious

The moment has arrived. The tomatoes are ripe, and so the question is not “What’s For Dinner?” but “What Are We Having With The Tomato Salad Tonight?” Maybe we’ll get sick of tomatoes drizzled with good oil, balsamic vinegar, and shake of salt and pepper, but it hasn’t happened yet. Since we eat so many tomatoes, there’s quite a lot of tomato talk, and the current questions on our minds are, why are heirloom tomatoes called that, and why do they taste so good? Los Angeles-based Farmscape garden-planting service takes an attempt at an answer. Farmscape has the enviable mission of bringing Victory gardening firmly back in to the mainstream. A staple of WWII households, Victory gardens were basic backyard fruit and vegetable gardens that supplemented families’ food and reduced their dependency on mass-produced agriculture during war time. Amazingly, according to Farmscape, du...

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