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There is a lot of confusion about certain produce pertaining to what category they belong to. Tomatoes, for example. Fruit or vegetable? The confusion is warranted because there is a botanical definition that is in contrast to culinary acceptance and uses.
Botanically speaking, a fruit is any seed bearing structure that develops from the ovary of a flower. Technically tomatoes, squash, even eggplant are all fruits. Whereas vegetables are all other edible parts of a plant such as roots, stems, and leaves. Hence potatoes, spinach, celery and so forth are all vegetable.
As organic matter decomposes it causes the top inch of your soil to become acidic. Along with making the soil easier to work with rototilling and lime helps to neutralize the acid levels which is essential in growing vegetables.