Whether or not it’s the amount of sunshine we have had this summer or perhaps because I have been more attentive than in other years, but everything in the greenhouse is progressing really well – it’s like a jungle in there and there is a little more evidence of colour other than green since that single red tomato on Wordless Wednesday last week.
The single red ‘Sunbeam’ tomato has suddenly been joined by several others (top left) on the same and an adjacent truss, in varying degrees of redness, but elsewhere everything is still resolutely green: the ‘Black Russian’ tomatoes (top right) I am trialling for Which? Gardening are HUGE (3-4″ in diameter), the long red peppers (bottom left) are long but still green, and the ‘Lemon Tree’ tomatoes at bottom right are twice the size as those I grew last year and really do look like a bunch of small green lemons. Potting everything on in good time and into decent size pots, watering and regularly feeding seem to be paying dividends and in a few weeks I will no doubt have more tomatoes than I can possibly deal with at any one time.
The Wall too is making good progress, requiring only the layer of tiles ( the ’tile crease’ my Man at the reclamation yard called it) and the final course of engineering bricks before it is finished – hurrah!