This summer, I’ve had trouble getting my tomato plants out. First, there was no room and then it was too dry. Aka the ground was too hard to get a spade in to make the requisite hole.
I wouldn’t say the ground is now totally soft but at last we have had rain that you could really call rain. And the wind didn’t blow it away before it touched the soil.
Anyway, after weeks of deliberation, I finally took out a load of rocket and chard (both deep-rooted, so they must be good for me and the compost!) which had self-seeded where I wanted to plant the tomatoes. There is still some there but I think the tomatoes have enough space.
I know it is very late to be planting out tomatoes. The first year I attempted them I was late and got wonderful plants but no fruit. This year, tomatoes are appearing on the bigger plants which have been established for a while, so there will be a crop of sorts. But I will have to keep my fingers crossed for enough to make my chutney.