It’s been very cold at night this week and I’ve been working late so not home in time to do any gardening. But I dashed out on Friday to rescue my tomatoes before they got frosted. This year I’ve had a mixture of of San Marzano, Ailsa Craig and Tigerella. Here’s what they looked like in April:
And in August:
And here’s Friday’s crop:
Magic isn’t it? I’ll leave these in the kitchen to ripen. And the best thing is that this is only a small proportion of those still out there. It was getting dark, so I took out all the canes propping up the plants and covered the rest of the plants with a cloche to protect them. Now I’m hoping they’ll ripen a little more before the slugs get to them. If not, then it will be green tomato marmalade again. I love green tomato marmalade but freshly picked home grown tomatoes are the best, even in October.