Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Yesterday's harvest basket

The tomatoes are finally ripening - yesterday we picked 4kg of a mix of amish paste, zebras, purple russians, beefsteak, red fig and tommy toe. Oh, and another 2kg of courgettes....



Of course, when you're taking photos of your harvest you need to keep an eye on your chickens...


or they will just help themselves!!!!!

5 comments:

Em said...

What a cheeky chook! Cant wait until I have that problem though ;) And what a nice haul of tomatoes. Approx how many plants do you have in (total)?

Margo said...

Hi EM, thanks for dropping by. We have about 55 tomato plants in at varying stages of fruiting and ripening. It's been a slower season this year and they haven't done as well as I would like (so far) but they might be going for a late run :). I know it seems liek a lot of plants but my aim is to grow enough tomatoes to bottle/can/dry/make into paste etc that I don't have to buy any tomato products during the year

Scarecrow said...

Ha! Love that chookie...

It will be interesting to note which variety of tomato yields the best overall crop.

Margo said...

it would be....if I make the effort to sort and weigh individually...but alas I am a bit lazy!!! For longevity of harvest based on the last 3 years I would say tommy toe and red fig - I was eating them until the first frost last year :)

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

oh look at all those tomatoes.. we are starting to see red here too, but not that much. I love the sneaky chook thief!

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