These last few memories are going to be precious. This is one of my Country Taste
beefsteak tomatoes. Really lovely, smooth tomatoes. Coming along nicely.
These Gardeners Delight
tomatoes always seem to grow in a double string of pearls. Just perfect for one mouthful!
Meanwhile, in the greenhouse these Joe's Long chillis
are weighting down the branches of the plant. I'm getting near to the time when I will measure them to find my longest chilli to enter into the Guinness World record attempt.
Just a small one here, this is a variety of Pumpkin Rouge Vif D'Etamps
which turns a gorgeous Autumnal, dark orange colour.
And for the first time, I am growing melons! Minnesota Midget melons are a small variety which have a short growing season, so they seem to be doing OK outdoors here in the UK.
Everything just seems more precious than usual at the moment. I am savouring every last minute of the joy of growing fruit and veggies. In the next few weeks I will have to say goodbye to more than 30 years on this patch... I'm coming up with an alternative plan... so Matron is not going away...