As mentioned the other day, the blustery weather recently had torn my greenhouse. And not in the most convenient of places, either. Right down the front near the zip is hardly the ideal site, if there is one, to mend a rip in plastic.
However, I’ve given it a go. And in the process I noticed something which is far more pleasing to the eye.
I don’t recall ever having a red tomato outside the house in August. The first year I tried tomatoes, I didn’t start them till July, so the plants grew very big and flowered. But it doesn’t take a genius to work out the they didn’t even produce a single green fruit.
Now, I hope the reddening beauties will be okay about me drying off onions on the shelf nearby. I decided to cut off their leaves while they were still green, as I think they are a useful extra in the kitchen.
I prefer them cooked rather than eaten as spring (green) onions in salad and so have blanched them to be frozen for later in the year. And the ones you can see in the bowl above are the leaves from just the two I picked today…….