One of the bar stools has come in useful today as a pedestal for the newest acquisition to my plant collection. Having sown over ten seeds before going away and then seeing the mishaps that befell them, I could not resist the temptation at RHS Rosemoor in Devon of buying a tomato plant.
Loretto is the variety and the tomatoes should be cherry size. The plant is going to look so pretty once it is bearing fruit later in the year – and I think it might just be possible for us to eat them ripe from the vine 🙂
Perhaps the seeds at home picked up the vibes and felt threatened, for when I got home there were at least three seedlings in their egg carton. Still, the pressure is off now. I will find space for these but if the tomatoes on them stay green, they can go in chutney and ketchup very happily.
Another spirt of life was waiting for me yesterday evening. This time in the form of chitting potatoes.
I have no idea what the variety of potato is because I bought them from the organic farm. But last year, I got a small crop of potato tubers from peelings in the finishing off compost bin and thought I would see what happened if I actually planted potatoes this year. It makes sense to use as much of the space in the garden as possible, after all.