Tomato harvest

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!

Allgäuer Balkontomate / Balcony cherry tomato

Allgäuer Balkontomate / Balcony cherry tomato

Ida Gold - yellow tomato, slightly bigger then cherry tomatoes.

Ida Gold – yellow tomato, slightly bigger then cherry tomatoes.

Clou - yellow cherry tomato.

Clou – yellow cherry tomato.

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 😉

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