Every spring, thousands of self-described maniacs gather for a series of multi-day events in fifteen cities for the largest tomato seedling sale in the nation: Tomatomania! CEOs and soccer moms, grandmothers and hipsters, hard-core gardeners and eager first-timers- folks from every walk of life unite to celebrate this energetic rite of spring and their shared love of tomatoes. In this practical and fun guide, Tomatomania! founder Scott Daigre offers the reader a peek into his Ojai, CA, tomato patch and a "reality gardening" approach to growing the world's favourite summer treat. Tomatomania! walks readers through every step of the tomato gardening process, from the earliest planning stages to those final satisfying kitchen table moments of the season. Including twenty simple yet unique recipes and numerous kitchen tips to get the most out of your tomato harvest, this comprehensive guide to growing and cooking with tomatoes boasts more than 100 full-colour photographs to guide you on your gardening journey. Soon you, too, will be proud to call yourself a 'maniac!