Today, we managed two walled gardens: a second look in at the one in Helmsley, followed by one at Beningbrough on the way home. At both I sighed to see ginormous squash. Still, it gave me hope that I would see progress back home.
In the event, I wouldn’t say there was nothing – the courgettes look like they might actually produce something that could feed us – but the only way in which the butternut squash have spurted is to make their way into the tomato plants and out the other end.
I remind myself that if all else fails there will be plenty of biomass – and as long as blight doesn’t strike, there will be a fair number of tomatoes. Perhaps they will have a hard time ripening under all that foliage but I am keen to make green tomato marmelade again, so all will not be lost!