If you’re short of space in the veg garden and can’t decide whether you prefer to grow tomatoes or potatoes, then this could be the answer for you.
The seed company Thompson and Morgan have developed a plant called a ‘Tomtato’ that produces tomatoes above the ground, and potatoes below the ground. Genius! Anybody for tomato and potato salad?
The plants aren’t genetically modified, they are simply a potato plant and a tomato plant that are grafted together. It works because they are closely related to each other, both belonging to the solanaceae family. Ironcially, these two popular and delicious edible veggies are also closely related to deadly nightshade.