Harvest- End of September 2021

The season is beginning to come to an end. We’re still getting tomatoes (another 9kg since our last post) but the plants are looking decidedly sickly with botrytis/grey mould killing off the ends of the plants, the leaves and (more frequently now) the fruit. It looks like the problem has affected even the fruit that…… Continue reading Harvest- End of September 2021

Tomato Problems – Botrytis

September is with us again and the warm/damp weather we’ve been having is encouraging disease in the greenhouses. Last year it was Bacterial Canker this year I seem to be having Botrytis (also known as Grey Mould). Its something I get every year but this year it seems even worse than usual. Its caused by…… Continue reading Tomato Problems – Botrytis

Harvest – Beginning of September 2021

So, two weeks ago when I made my last harvest post we had harvested 4kg of tomatoes. What a difference a fortnight makes. We’ve now picked 20kg of tomatoes, had a significant number of bowls of tomato soup, made tomato sauce and chopped up tomatoes for the freezer and given a reasonable quantity away. Looking…… Continue reading Harvest – Beginning of September 2021

Tomato – Beams Yellow Pear

Yellow – Pear shaped Cherry tomato on Indeterminate Plants Form the 2019 Seed Swap, grown in 2021. A Yellow, pear shaped large cherry tomato, not much like anything we’ve grown before. Its a bit large to use as a salad tomato but its a good flavour and, being a slightly unusual shape, is fun to…… Continue reading Tomato – Beams Yellow Pear