My Little Cornucopia28th August 2016 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
Things may have got off to a slow start, but suddenly the vegetable plot is delivering faster than we can eat. All that wet early on also means that everything has grown super-large. The (blight resistant) outdoor tomatoes from organicplants.com are over 7 feet high and starting to ripen, the gem squash are romping through the surrounding trees, and picking the yellow climbing beans requires a step ladder. In the greenhouse, the brandywine, black krim and sungold tomatoes are in full production and for once I’ve kept up with the successional planting of herbs. I thought I had sowed butternut squash, but the torpedoes I’ve picked look the the love child of a marrow and a squash. They will ripen in the greenhouse and it remains to be seen whether they will taste any good.