Last Thursday, I got home from work and decided right there and then to pick the tomatoes, still green on the vines and starting to suffer from the cold nights.
The above box of tomatoes weighed in at just over 1.2 kilos and has made some lovely chutney this weekend. I’ve even got some of those I picked last week left for eating by other means and there are a few fruit left on the vines, while I wait to see if they grow any bigger. If they don’t, it won’t be much of a loss, however, as they are indeed very small at present.
There are also some more green tomatoes on my indoor plants. I’m still holding out hope of them turning yellow (or whichever colour they are meant to be, in the case of one plant whose fruit I have not seen in their ripened glory). The sun is on the plant in my bedroom at the moment, but I think that it is not strong enough to do the job. Maybe if I put the heating on in the house, that would speed up the ripening process, but it’s still not quite cold enough, so……
Green, yellow or any other colour, I’m sure my tomatoes will eventually taste just fine 🙂