As we have been away for two weeks in July and one week in August I was very worried how my tomato plants will survive. My brother visited our cat and the plants approximately twice a week but this would not have been enough on very warm days. So I have bought and installed a simple watering system based on plastic bottles – no electricity required. It seems to have worked well because upon our arrival we have had gorgeous tomatoes awaiting us. And here is the proof!
Besides looking good, our tomatoes taste delicious too! 😉 However, their skin is somewhat thicker than that of usual supermarket tomatoes. But I think the fantastic taste is worth it!
As all these tomatoes are heirlooms, I carefully collected their seeds and am looking forward to new tomato plants next spring! There are still some green tomatoes left on the plants but I am worried they will not manage to ripen properly because the usual rainy season will start in Düsseldorf in September. Let’s see – maybe we’ll be lucky 😉