Many veggies are really starting to swell and ripen. These Indigo Rose black tomatoes
are gradually ripening to black. The bottom half of the tomato is still green, but I am assured by the seed company Suttons that with bright sunshine the rest of the tomato will eventually ripen to black. I have taken some of the lower leaves on the plant so that the fruit has direct sunlight. Looks dramatic, but taste is more important to me. Waiting to find out.
I picked the first of my Italian melon cucumbers yesterday. This lovely, round cucumber is from Seeds of Italy
Just a hint of sweetness to taste, definitely still a cucumber with a lovely crisp, refreshing texture. I love this one!
I've not grown Oca
before, I have several different colours growing, yellow, white and red tubers
were planted. I'm not sure when they are ready, I am assuming they are a late crop in the same way that artichokes are. Has anyone grown Oca
? When is it harvested?
I'm picking lots and lots of these lovely yellow flat beans at the moment. Again from seeds of Italy
these are Meraviglia di Venezia
. Tender flat beans that are really tasty with no strings at all.
Cucumbers are doing well too. These small cucumbers are called Delizia
, from Medwyns of Anglesey
. Again, lovely refreshing and crisp cucumbers. Very prolific and I love the small size.