Saturday, 28 August 2010

Tomatoes anyone?


I have grown so many of these in my new Hartley Botanic Greenhouse that we are eating them for almost every meal! Yes and I have given my neighbours some too. I was given the seeds for the small yellow ones by one of my brother's for Christmas and they have been extremely prolific. Suffice it to say that we are making loads of salads and tomato soup and today DH made minestrone for lunch.

This next shot is the greenhouse table groaning with them sigh..... There are loads more on the plants.


I also received some cucumber seeds from the same brother and these have been very good  because they only grow small ones. They do go well with the tomatoes ahem...


I also have many of these too.
But DH does not like them so much....blast.......


And this next shot is the leeks which will keep until the winter he says...........



 
I have no idea why all of my seedlings have not been eaten by the voracious slugs and snails which are so happy to live in my garden. Or why the constant downpour of rain which has been our summer allocation in the Lake District has not put a stop to all attempts by the plants to raise their heads above the mud. Such is life and next year I must remember that with only two of us here it might be better if I own a freezer......Infact, I have been longing for one since the toms started turning red. If Karen is reading this I know she will smile....
 

1 comment:

BilboWaggins said...

Ah yes, that well known Cumbrian horticultural phenomenon - the Keswick Tomato Glut.

Also extends west to Cockermouth - why did I think two people needed 16 tomato plants, even if they are 4 different varieties?

Cucumber looks lovely; I grew Zinia one year - also a mini - and it was fab. Much nicer than the giants I am producing at present.