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We've had a good harvest so far.

The nights are drawing in bit by bit and the evenings are feeling slightly cooler too. But we mustn't complain, because so far in our first year of growing we have had quite a good harvest.
Just now Tina has picked about four bowls of Tomatoes, earlier I picked a bowl of Peppers and half a bowl of Chillis.





So now what do we do with them? I can only eat so many cheese and tomato sandwiches.
A couple of years back I bought Tina a dehydrator and it has been used for quite a few things, but now its earning its keep drying out some of the Tomatoes.





Some have been made into sun-dried tomatoes while others have been dried, vacuum sealed and put in the freezer for later use. Tina has also turned some into a base for sauces which we have been trying out recently.  Check out my Youtube channel for videos on that.

https://www.youtube.com/user/rrben1?feature=mhee

And there shows no sign of the tomato harvest letting up, there seem to be hundreds on the plants and new flowers have recently been spotted. The ones we have growing are what they call in-determinate tomatoes.
They can grow up to twelve feet although six feet is the normal height but they can carry on growing fruit right up to the first frost. So sorry Tina looks like we might have another couple of months Tomato picking.


Next year we are going to try to stake them up a bit better, in a bid to make harvesting a little easier. We have had some strong winds this year and the plants took a bit of a battering and then they started growing along the ground.

So we are just waiting now for some more chillis to ripen and there will be some more experimentation in the sauce making department, I'll keep you posted on that.



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