Got a lovely surprise this morning when I opened the livingroom curtains: there was the first tomato seedling coming through 🙂
In fact, after taking this photograph, I noticed there was a second seedling. That seems quick, considering I only sowed them a few days ago!
Anyway, I’m hoping that bodes well for this year’s crop. Last autumn my plants were hit by botrytis. One day, I was happily picking the ripened fruit off the vine, the next they were infected with grey fungus. I still managed a decent crop for salad and chutney, but it was sad to have to dispose of more than half of them.
I was also sad, because at that time I did not have the allotment. Having used up any potential ground in my garden, it seemed unlikely that there would be any tomatoes this time round. Fortunately, I can start afresh at Wonder World. Also, with more space, the plants should not be so crowded, thus reducing the risk of another botrytis attack……
© Helen Butt, May 2014