|Ready for storage|
The beetroot are tucked away too
|You're going to have to trust me on this one!|
Then there's the tomatoes
I am pleased to announce that the mad tomato woman will henceforth be dropping the "mad" It would appear that my 21 tomato plants have been totally manageable. Although I will admit that I am sick of them now! This little lot took 1 hour to chop and will be boiled down a little and frozen for casseroles etc in the winter. We also have tomato jam, tomato soup, tomatoes with beans, and roasted tomatoes!
For the record I grew these tomatoes
Costaluto - This is a lovely beef tomato which I have grown several times before
Herodes - New to me - a beef tomato with a lovely meaty pink flesh and a oval shape, but prone to problems. For every good one, I've had 5 bad ones
Scatalone - a plum tomato that I've grown for the first time. OK, but not as good quality or as prolific as the San Marzano which is one I grow every year. Both prone to Blossom end rot (and you don't want that, trust me!)
Gardeners Delight and Red Cherry - these could be either. Both are prolific
and are worth growing. Gardeners delight is probably slightly bigger and better flavour.
Moneymaker - I remember my dad growing this one. Lovely firm, clean fruit with a firm flesh and lovely flavour.
I'm writing his is a record for myself, so that I'll remember what I've done when I come to start again next year. But maybe there are one or two mad tomato women out there who might be interested and can swap experiences with tomatoes (That would be you Di - must be in the name!)