I have left the balcony garden in Mr M's very capable hands while I spend a week with my parents at home in Adelaide. I love visiting Adelaide because it gives me a chance to garden with Mum and the family's two spaniels. However, I have promised a post on the new tomatoes planted this spring on the balcony garden. There are plenty more to come but as for the early planting here is the proof - several varieties in seedling form, growing and waiting for their chance to get a spot on the balcony.
Already there are 2 Aunt Ruby's German green, one planted in a double planter with a much smaller flame tomato, the other in its own pot.
I also have a black russian and a green zebra, planted together.
A tigerella in its own pot.
And a generic beef steak in its own pot.
I aim to get another black russian, green zebra and tigerella but substitute a mortgage lifter for the beefsteak and plant them in a month. This should stagger the harvest a little and work around the summer heat in varying ways. I also have two red tumbler tomatoes planted in the hanging pots by the glass, and two yellow tumblers in the high up hanging pot. Two more will be added to the currently flower-filled hanging pots.
Hopefully lots of tomatoes will be coming my way this Summer!
Harvest Monday - August 21, 2017
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