The weather this past week has been mostly fine and sunny, so the plants have grown a lot. I'll be doing a fair bit of harvesting later today I think. I haven't had much time to write a blogpost yet, so I'll just show some photos.
The mystery Italian cucumber is laden with fruit now:-
And the Cucamelons have done what everyone warned me they would do. After a slow start, they have produced loads of fruit:
Many of the chillis are starting to ripen. This is "Brazilian Starfish".
Most of the tomato plants are laden with ripe and ripening fruit now, like this "Ferline" one.
This is "de Colgar".
Over the next couple of days I will be having a big tomato sauce-making spree. The ones in the fridge look just as good as they were when we went away, so the Stayfresh bags have done a good job. The fruits I left out in trays on the Dining Room table have ripened nicely too, so add these to the ones I picked yesterday evening and I must have at least 10kgs available even if I resist picking more today!
|A mixture picked yesterday|
We're off to the shops this morning to re-stock the fridge and larder, but after that I'll be harvesting...