Everything is ripening all at once on Matron's allotment at the moment. Daily picking is required to keep the plants producing, but what to do with all these lovely vegetables. These Beefmaster
tomatoes are amazing. Many of these large beefsteak tomatoes on each plant and many more to come.
A big surprise were these Tumbler tomatoes.
I had expected them to be small grape sized tomatoes which are intended to grow in containers or hanging baskets. I have had pounds and pounds of these golf ball sized tomatoes and they just keep coming.
Just to get rid of a few I sliced these in half and sprinkled with a tiny bit of salt and an even tinier bit of sugar and slowly dried them in the oven for a couple of hours. These will make an addition to some tomato sauce I will make with the fresh ones.
are coming thick and strong, and so are the lovely pale green Lebanese squash.
I have been picking them quite small like this, but now that the courgettes are coming I have left a couple on the plant to grow to full size just to see what they are like.
Handfuls of Red Rum runner beans
at the moment too. Best picked and eaten when they are still on the smallish size, but if you miss a picking for just one day they run riot!
So I sent off to Mr Amazon for this lovely, metal bean slicer. Just the ticket!