Remember these guys from my last post? Well, they have friends… and lots of them.
I picked these guys two days later ….
And these guys two days later… phew, that is a lot of cherry tomatoes for a person who was determined not to repeat the rookie mistake I made last year of planting too many plants. In my defence, I only planted four and the funny thing is, most of these tomatoes are coming from two plants. One plant is only producing teeny weeny cherry tomatoes, another is producing mini Romas (and you can see there are not too many of them) which leaves two plants for the rest.
Anyway, you guessed it. I am preserving tomatoes, something I swore I would not do this summer. We still have, at least, half of last year’s crop to get through. In the last week, I have made 26 x 500mil jars of tomato puree, as well as giving tomatoes to everyone who has crossed my path. I am not sure if they are all ripening at once or whether we are going to have tomatoes galore well into May, like last year.
I am too nervous to say anything against so many cherry tomatoes, just in case next year something goes wrong with my crop and I have to pay $2.50 for a punnet of them.
It is barely worth mentioning but we picked 15 cucumbers yesterday and we only have 4 vines.