“Rose” I called “More tomatoes”. There followed a muffled scream from inside the kitchen….. well who can blame her ?
In the past 2 months she has chopped, dried, reduced, baked, Vercoled and sliced 536kgs of the red beauties.
OK she has had some help from most of us (see the picture of Tomatoe lovelies above with cheery smiles) but the responsibility has been hers….
and not a bare foot has been used (sadly – oh to be in Italy or Spain …..). She told me the other day that she has now made over 150 Vercola jars = about 150 litres of chopped tomatoes and passata sauce. Not bad – and there are several tens of tomatoes still in the cool room.
But, alas (or maybe ‘thank god’ in her case) summer is over and the plants are coming to the end of their life
The same is true for the beans
but it has to be said that the Rose got a bit over beans too, not so long ago after I delivered the 65th kg in 3 weeks !
But here are some late summer beauties :
My favourite Tomato Olomovic and a lovely ripe Eggplant Sfumata
Winter planting is well under way and here Michael and Berber are finishing a bed of swedes and leeks
(L) The row of swedes and leeks is on the left and parsnips on the right and (R) fronds of baby carrots waving in the breeze
And so ends another week in the OMG
but before we go here is a picture of our late afternoon visitor today on the compost heap. S/He escaped unharmed …. so did we !