Saturday, 30 December 2017

Not Quite a Tomato for Christmas

It has always been the aim of vege growers around here to have a tomato ready by Christmas.  Unless you have a greenhouse, plant very early in pots and bring in overnight for a couple of months, or are just brave and plant outside early and fluke a lack of late frosts it doesn't very often happen.

Well, we planted early and had a lack of late frosts.  This morning we picked our first couple of tomatoes.  They are a mini Roma variety.

We planted Improved Apollo (a normal sized tomato) at the same time and they are way off being ready, although there are some green tomatoes starting to get some size about them.

However, we will take the opportunity to brag while ever we can.


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good on you Janice....we could never manage that while we were there!

Jenny said...

I can remember as a child it was always my Dad's aim to have fresh green peas and potatoes from the garden for Christmas Dinner!

Anthea said...

Oh, home-grown tomatoes Janice... you have my mouth watering just to look at them!
Enjoy those delicious globes of garden goodness! x

Gail said...

Oh, I'm jealous! Fresh tomatoes-so good whatever their size. The goal here is to have ripe tomatoes by the 4th of July-never make that one myself!

Jenny said...

You two have green thumbs I'm sure. They look so fresh.