During winter this year I planted a number of tomato plants in large tubs instead of in the vegie garden beds. These tomatoes have done extremely well and are very productive. I have to admit though, that in the last month, the insect pests have been visiting, and this, together with some very windy days, have made the plants look not at their best. But I'm still picking lots of tomatoes each day.
Two plants that I potted on earlier, came up in my home made compost. One is a cherry tomato and the other is a 'truss' type.
|This truss type tomato came up in the compost....the plants is covered in small fist sized fruit..|
|This is one of the Tommy Toe variety tomato plants that I got free at the Exhibition this year|
|These are some of the crop...note the 'damaged' one near the front. That one ended up in the bin as there was at least one grub inside it.|
Our friends, family and neighbours have been given paper bags of tomatoes, DH and I have something made with tomatoes each day, there are containers of homemade tomato puree in the freezer...there has been more than enough to share around. I'll probably make some more puree but part of me is pondering about making some oven dried tomatoes...??? My dad had a wonderful and productive vegie garden but he would be amazed to see what I'm growing in potting mix!