Friday 3 July 2015

Triffid Tomatoes

It is my first year growing in a polytunnel and so far it is all looking good. This area is very blighty and in previous years a good tomato start always ended in disaster. As a typically optimistic gardener I hope this year will be different. I am growing more blight resistant strains, Legend, Broad Ripple Yellow Currant and Amish Paste combined with polytunnel production and a thick mulch .
There has been very little rain this Spring and I am trying to mulch as much as possible to retain moisture in the soil. My next project over winter is to install some tanks to capture rainwater from the roof. The flowers are looking very beautiful. I am eating day lillies every day as a snack and still they bloom.

Due to ill health and frequent visits to the UK my veggie patch is very overgrown and badly in need of TLC but somehow it continues to be productive, despite the drought.
There is still no where else I would want to be in the world than Galicia and on a sunny day like this, it can't be beaten.

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