Finally the tomatoes are ripening! I was beginning to think I'd have pounds and pounds of green tomatoes to pick! Our days are shortening and the temperatures are dropping so keeping all the tomatoes on the vine to ripen is looking less likely. I added a few over ripe bananas to the base of the plants and finally they're going red! These ones are Roma VF for making sauce. They're very firm and heavy. Apparently they have a low water content so making it perfect to process into sauces.
These are Moneymaker (bit bland) and Black Russian (lovely). I'm just eating these in salads as they ripen.
I picked the last of the blueberries this week and a few figs from the back garden. They're very yummy! I've still got lettuce growing too. Now we're into September it feels like the growing season is nearing an end. I've still to harvest my Arran Victory and Cara potatoes from the plot. I have 10 sweetcorn husks almost ready. There are 8 pots of de Cayenne chillies in the polytunnel, all still very green. I might need to pick them and try to redden them at home. My onions are small but need to be lifted soon.
It's not been the most productive year for edibles I've ever had but then it's not been a normal year for me. My home garden has more flowers than ever so I'm taking that as a positive. 🌸🌺