Last year was awful for blight on my tomatoes and I was lazy about clearing up the fallen fruit. What I hadn’t expected was for these to grow into new plants this summer.
They took their time about it, not getting going till the rains came at the end of last month. Still, I was delighted when the plants started to produce fruit.
The most vigorous plant is, unfortunately in the shade – and quite how it got there I don’t know, as there weren’t any fallen fruit on this side of the garden. Not being sure if the tomatoes will ripen, I’ve taken them in and added them to the other green tomatoes I’ve picked to make jam with.
The older green tomatoes are, however, ripening. In fact, I’ve now already eaten half of them in sandwiches, which isn’t a bad end. I had been waiting for a fresh supply of jars to put the jam in, which I now have, although as yet they remain empty.