Sunday, 20 July 2014
Symphony in green
Green Cornue Andes
We've had the heat and we're getting the rain and the garden is loving it. Still no ripe tomatoes in the greenhouse but there are good fruit on most of the plants now and it's definitely time to start feeding.
Green Gezahnte Bührer-Keel
These are the tomatoes with the name that cannot be retained. They are delicous.
Green Potiron Encarlote
I'm hoping these will get much bigger before they ripen. These are nicest large tomatoes I've ever had.
Not so certain about these Tigerella which wouldn't have been my first choice but they are growing well and should make useful crops.
No idea of the variety of these greenhouse cucumbers. They came in a gift pack and I have to say they're good cucs, productive and easy. Maybe I'll grow them again.
I can't remember which variety these are either. Possibly Cornichons de Paris or something German from Lidl.
It's a good pea year so far. I might have some of these as mange tout.
Corsican runner bean
Despite my earlier thoughts on these being different to Spanish White I've decided there's nothing significant to choose between them. The Corsican are vigorous growers and have made a good set. I'm looking forward to taking some as green beans but think their real value will be as a dried bean for making Greek style giant beans in sauce.
If these don't come up as weeds I always start some more. Excellent salad vegetable, can be cooked and full of vital nutrients. This one is growing in a pot where it was never intended to be but I think its time will come later today.