In my eagerness to get as many tomatoes as possible I left them in the ground too long. I kept what I thought were healthy fruit but after only a few days they have become a watery, white-furred mess. So, it looks like botrytis has stuck again as well as blight.
On the other hand, at 20 degrees – yes, that is the temperature today and it looks like it is going to be a balmy night – the nasturtiums are loving it. They are crawling all over the garden, having withstood the cabbage white butterflies’ onslaught.
Returning to the subject of tomatoes, I am toying with the idea of not growing any next year. I dislike the thought of going without but for wont of a better word the soil has become too corrupted. I might not be able to eat all the nasturtiums, let alone make sauces and chutneys with them, but it seems like time to accept that me and annuals are not compatible.