At first I was pleased with five months of garden-ripened tomatoes… and then I was thrilled with six months of garden-fresh tomatoes. But as of today, we actually have seven months of ripe home-grown tomatoes without a glass house. I’m speachless.
It may not look like much, but they are still producing… and they still taste good.
And the plants are still flowering.
Apart from that, we have the usual winter veges growing.
Especially lots of broccoli.
Additionally, the rhubarb seems to be pumping.
And we are getting our first real orange crop.
Many of our native trees are putting on new growth.
And others are flowering.
I really love these purple hebes.
4 thoughts on “Seven Months of Fresh Tomatoes: Mid-WInter Update”
I always enjoy your garden updates – do you know the name of the beautiful purple hebe? I’d love one of these in my garden. 🙂
Thanks Keri. Sorry, I do not know the name of the hebe.
Thanks a lot for your blog, which I find both entertaining and useful. And congratulations and many happy returns on your amazing tomato season, but- I’m puzzled- out in the open? you must have very little rainfall, perhaps? In my experience, after the first rainy week a tomato plant looks poorly, after one more ditto it is a stem with unripe fruit, after which it rots to a nasty dark death. I’m in the Netherlands, and though our summers seem to be getting both hotter and dryer, I should never consider planting tomatoes without some form of shelter-
Best regards, Lucas.
Yes outside. We have a moderate/normal amount of rainfall – not like Australia which may have long rainless periods. There are a number of factors that may aid our long season: we plant a succession of plants starting 21st Sept; we prune off laterals to improve air circulation and concentrate fruiting; we live near the sea – salty air may discourage surface diseases and fungal growth; we keep space between the plants to allow air circulation.