Monday, 12 September 2016

Tomato Grapes and a Chilli Bonanza

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

I haven't mentioned the chillies very much this year as it was a slow start to the growing season but now they are coming into their own with some spectacular results. The chilli varieties have been mixed together when pollinated and are not true to type especially as this has happened over several years with the seeds being taken from the previous year's plants.











The tomatoes are looking more like grapes at the moment.






Let's hope they all turn red before the season's done.  Monty Don, gardener extraordinaire, has suggested that we remove the top leaves and flowers down to the top truss to allow the plant to put all its energy into the ripening process. Job done, now come on sun, stay bright a bit longer.


We have two pears this year, unlike pear-mageddon of last year.

Cheerio

6 comments:

  1. Your chillies look wonderful, we too are hoping that the last tomatoes will ripen, I think it will be sunny tomorrow so let's hope that will turn them red:)

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    1. A couple of weeks should do it, good luck with yours. :-)

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  2. I am so impressed. So far I have two chillies, both the size of a small child's little finger! I must attack my tomatoes when I get back. Hope yours turn red or you will have to make green tomato chutney! B x

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    1. It's the weather! Now we'll have to get cracking eating everything! x

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  3. You certainly have an impressive haul of chillies and those tomatoes are a real delight. My tomatoes have been dismal this year, not a good crop at all.

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    1. I think we've been lucky with the weather and they all seem to be turning red too, not like last year.

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