And finally, the tomatoes


Thursday 04 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

With everything so late this year, we are even ‘waiting’ for the tomatoes, whereas we are normally scoffing them freshly picked every day by now. However, finally we have seen some action…








The large pink tomatoes are growing well, and so far have remained disease free. It’s early days I know, but still hopeful we’ll produce something edible in due course. Knowing my luck, it’ll suddenly rocket in temperature and roast the plants where they stand – with such porous soil, once the heat rises it’s nigh on impossible to keep them sufficiently watered. For now, content…




12 thoughts on “And finally, the tomatoes

  1. lulu says:

    My plants have barely started growing!


  2. Mmmm, home-grown tomatoes …


  3. fredrieka says:

    we have a long long wait but it will be worth it

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  4. Hey Spike .. some of that hay of yours would make a great mulch. Would save some of that valuable moisture of yours. Those plants sure are looking healthy.


    • Uncle Spike says:

      Might try some – but it’s so hot and dry, not a lot will save the water. The other issue with mulching in these temps is that the humidity that rises up and causes mildew-type problems I’ve found. The other pain is the sees in the hay start growing, lol. Last winter the compost I used for the peas in the greenhouse took over – barley growing everywhere!

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  5. dayphoto says:

    I’m hoping for a huge crop of tomatoes for you…nothing nicer than a ripe juicy tomato!



  6. ssgt leslie says:

    We have squirrels whom enjoy them. Any issues from wildlife?


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