It has been a slow start for the tomatoes in the polytunnel, I’m usually picking ripe tomatoes at least two weeks earlier. I’m growing a new to me cherry variety, Sweet Aperitif which is amazingly productive – just look at those vines.
Sungold is doing is well and makes a partner to Sweet Aperitif. After this photo session, I picked the ripe ones and added them to a beetroot and carrot salad – yum.
The beefsteaks are coming along, with luck will be ripe for picking by the end of the month – the mozzarella and basil are waiting…
How are your tomatoes progressing this year?
Mine are yet to ripen in the poly too. I think light levels are too low and the outdoors, even though they went in nearly a month later.
It’s been a slow year.
Mine are all green and have sprouted the most unbelievable number of sideshoots I have ever seen! Even on varieties that don’t typically do this as much as others… I’m stumped! At least yours look great though – gotta love the old sungold
Yes mine went made with side shoots too. These photos were taken after the pruning – some stalks were too big to be pinched out!
I literally had to take the “good secateurs” to mine, couldn’t do it by hand LOL. If I’d have repotted those suckers I could have made a fair bot of money selling them on as tomato plants!
Mine are outdoors and so far away from being ripe, they are unruly and need lots of pruning but I did take some of the suckers and plant them in the gaps where the magpies had pulled them up when they were newly planted out!