The greenhouse tomatoes are quite a few weeks ahead of those planted outside. These Sungold tomatoes
are still my favourite. The taste is the best of any tomato I have ever grown. That is the best reason of all to grow your own fruit and veg.
My Joe's Long Cayenne chilli
are coming along nicely. I am growing them this year to try to compete in a Guinness World Record
for growing the longest chilli. As yet there is no record, so whoever wins this year gets in the record books! Worth a try at least!
Elsewhere on the patch, these Rouge Vif D'Etamps pumpkins
are coming along too. They will ripen to a lovely rich, golden colour just right for making pumpkin pies!
I have never tried growing melons until this year. This is a small variety which matures quickly. This is a Minnesota Midget melon
. Fingers crossed if the weather stays warm that I will be harvesting my first ever melon!
This is a brand new variety of courgette called Shooting Star
. It is supposed to be the first, ever yellow climbing courgette
. I am not that impressed actually. The courgettes are thin and tasteless. Not nearly as prolific as my Black Forest
climbing courgettes grown in the same conditions in previous years. Worth trying new things from time to time, but not this one.
My perennial favourite bush courgette is Defender
. Always a good do-er, extremely prolific and goes on for ages! Just what a girl needs!