Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
We finally got round to clearing away the tomato plants on Sunday. They've done better than I hoped this year, they suffered a few set backs at the start of the year with one thing or another, and I ended up buying a few plants in as well as managing to keep some which I'd grown from seed.
The photo shows the last fruit I managed to harvest from the plants before they were consigned to the compost bin. The green ones have been laid out on the windowsill where they'll, hopefully, ripen.
I've been especially pleased with the Maskotka variety this year. I bought two plants from a local plant sale and they've done really well. They're a cherry variety and have produced a huge crop of delicious, sweet tasting fruit. They're definitely on the list for growing again next year.
Other varieties I've already decided to grow next year are Totem and Gardener's Delight, other cherry types, and Ailsa Craig, a medium sized tomato.
It looks like I've quite a while to wait until I taste a tomato again as I rarely buy them, they just don't taste the same as home grown.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.