Before posting about the first new shoots of plants for next season, here are the remains of this season's tomato crop. Plenty of toms to take us into December with the aim of having a couple of grilled ones on Christmas morning! If they don't look like making it till then I'll turn them into pasta sauce (baking in the oven with some herbs and garlic)
Most are Sungold which last for such a long time, taste delicious, are the first to ripen and the last to finish up. I know there are some issues with F1 varieties (not least because you can't save and grow from seed very successfully) but I just haven't found anything to beat Sungold! We also grew the old favourites Gardeners' Delight and Moneymaker, some of which are still ripening. And Maskokta (spelling?) was a new variety this year, small plum toms, they were ok, but they didn't keep too well. We had no blight but are fortunate in that we have a very small, sheltered, South facing garden. I wonder if we'll try any new varieties in the greenhouses at the plot this year? Any suggestions?