Plant-Lore

Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Tomato

1. The flesh of tomato helped to heal wounds [St Osyth, Essex, February 1989].

0312. We were never allowed to eat a tomato because the birds would never peck them and worms would never eat them [Barking, Essex, November 1985].

Images: main, North End Road, Fulham, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, April 2015; inset, cultivated, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, London Borough of Lambeth, August 2015.