Ground Cherries, also known as cape gooseberries, are little orange fruit inside an attractive paper wrapper. Fruits fall from the plants when ripe, that’s why they are called Ground Cherries. Other then the shape and size of the fruits they have nothing common with cherries. They are actually a part of the nightshade family like tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. Ground Cherries have a very unique, delicious tropical taste, very sweet and a bit like pineapples.
Did you know you can grow tomatoes from cuttings? Well, you can and it is very easy. Tomatoes belong to the nightshade plant family. There is a unique thing about nightshade plants: they grow roots along the stem, any stem. This is especially helpful if you have trouble or no space to start plants from seed. Just get a seedling and multiply it. Also, if there is a plant that you especially liked you can take a cutting in at the end of the season and keep it happy till next spring.
Growing tomatoes is just as much fun as it is rewarding. Tomatoes need sunshine, lots of it, and warmth. They do not like to be wet and cold. Other than that, tomato plants are very forgiving. I like to start tomatoes from seeds and watch the miracle of life to develop. Here is how I start our tomatoes from seeds.