Back in June of this year I got these three Tomtato plants so I could have a go at growing them and see if they are worth the money and live up to the hype.
See THIS blog post for more information.
I planted one of the plants at the front of the polytunnel just outside the doors in one of my large zinc tall planters, and the other two were together outside the back doors of the tunnel in a large builders bag style bag . Looking back on it I should really have planted one of them inside the polytunnel for comparison purposes.
This large colander contains the tomatoes I picked off all three plants ....
... and this tray the potatoes from beneath all three plants.
Just under two kilos of potatoes and around one and a half kilos of tomatoes, not many of which ripened.
They were good strong plants, the two at the far side of the tunnel got a full day's sun every day the sun was out and the single one at the front got the afternoon and evening sun. They all got regular watering and plant food once the tomatoes appeared so they were well taken care of. In my honest opinion what I got from these three plants .... was not worth either the money or the effort.
I think I'll stick with separate potato plants and tomato plants in future, although next year I might have a go at planting one of each in the same pot and see how they get on that way.
I'm glad I tried growing them though, if you don't have a go at some things you will always be wondering.
One really good thing to come out of the tomatoes was this lovely tasting Chutney, and the potatoes are delicious, really delicious .... so all is not lost :-)