Wednesday, 5 August 2009


The tomatoes have been doing brilliantly and today I finally got my first few, there were 6 "Gartenpearle" which were good but fairly thick skinned and just 1 sweet "Sungold".

The "Gartenpearles" were strange plants, they hardly grew at all, most are about 15cm tall but carry loads of fruits for their size, they are the earliest to ripen but are also suffering from some slug attacks, probably just because the fruit is so low down.

The "Sungold" and "Gardener's Delight" all have plenty more green fruits but also the early signs of blight, not really surprising after the humidity we have been having but annoying early compaired to last year. Since all the plants have signs I am going to leave them alone for now and hope a few more fruits ripen, then I will be digging out the green chutney recipes.


The Allotment Blogger said...

Blight is a real nuisance - we've heard that orange tomatoes suffer from it less, but I'm not sure that's true. We've stopped growing outdoor tomatoes because we are fed up with losing the whole crop to blight.

HappyMouffetard said...

You're doing better than me. it's nearly September and all of my tomatoes are still green - do you know any good green tom chutney recipes? ;-)

Amy said...

I don't know if orange tomatoes suffer less but they certainly ripen earlier so you have a better chance of getting at least a few before the blight hits.

I haven't got a green tom chutney recipe yet but I will be looking around for one (or maybe even two) in the next few weeks. I'll stick it on here it it works out ok.