bountiful…

This year has already been declared the ‘best tomato harvest ever’ and we’re only a couple of weeks into it. It’s all relative and it’s fair to say that previous years’ tomato harvests have been poor, if not shocking/disasterous/non-existant. Based on our experience anything that stays on the vine, turns red and doesn’t get immediately demolished by birds, bugs or disease is a resounding success!

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We’re crediting the poly-tunnel with most of the glory… that and us splashing out on some lovely organic feed rather than half-heartedly making our own comfrey/nettle tea. This is technically the second poly-tunnel ‘season’ but it went up so late in the Spring last year that everything was experimental and we were at least a few weeks behind where we’re at this year so the results weren’t really that different to our previous attempts to grow tomatoes outside, up against the sun-trap red brick side wall of our old house.

So far we’re doing our best to eat them fresh off the vine, as a simple salad with basil, coriander a splash of white wince vinegar and a slosh of oil, on pizza and the little cherry ones just ‘as they come’, warm from he polytunnel, popped into the mouth whole. Yum!

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We’re anticipating either glut or disaster at some stage that will result in lots of pizza/pasta sauce for freezing and/or green chutney depending on the sequence of events 😉 For the moment we’re just loving a proper tomato success!

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