I have a small inner city place, equipped with a rather spacially restricted balcony. The latest obsession is filling this space with green delight and this blog is intended to bear witness to my feeble green thumb attempts.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
First Tomatoes for the Season
Last year it took until 3rd the of December to get my first tomato, albeit a yellow cherry tomato. This year I picked the first tomatoes (2 of them, pictured above) on the 15th of November! Probably all thanks to the unseasonably hot weather rather than my slightly early planting.
The race to the end was close. The tigerella which I was hoping would win is almost ready to eat, alas this reddening is a few days after the race ended. I knocked one of the tomatoes off the bush and put it in the window to see if it would ripen. It has certainly attained a blush of colour, but it wasn't quite quick enough.
The other hanging pot of yellow cherries looks full of green tomatoes, and it was the winner last year but none were big enough in time.
There was a second cherry tomato that was also beginning to ripen
but it was this one that took it out in the end.
Now to see when the first big tomato will ripen (and when oh when will the mortgage lifter set fruit!?!?!?!)