Cross-dressing, tomato-ripening solstice-celebrating post!

My father has sent a photograph confirming his proud boast yesterday - he really did have the first tomato of the year, fully ripe, to eat on Father's Day. I know there's quite a difference between the West Country and here, but this is ridiculous: we're both growing our tomatoes in greenhouses so why should his be a good three weeks in front of mine? Anyway, I'm glad for him, and hope that he'll share his secrets with me, whatever they are ...

Yesterday we had an exciting bit of news for the solstice, but I can't tell you about it yet, you'll just have to bear with me until I'm absolutely sure. We've been harvesting peas (two kilos have gone into the freezer so far, and that's actual peas, not sugar-snaps or mange-touts), broad beans and strawberries, radish and salads. No spuds yet.

In shock news - the green man has changed gender for the solstice.

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Monday, June 21, 2010


Blogger Joanna said...

Well it is any consolation we are nowhere near ready on the tomato front here in Latvia, just started flowering this week and as for our peas, I may only may have a pod of peas ready this week.

Interesting scarecrow, wonder if it will keep the deer at bay?

June 21, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous said...

Loving the green man sex change....can't believe your dad has tomatoes already....i have nothing to harvest except strawberries at the moment but the broad beans are very close!!!

June 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Joanna - the scarecrow doesn't even work against birds, to be honest, but it looks pretty!

Tanya - I know, isn't it astonishing, he has more than green fingers, green palms maybe? We have kilos of broad beans in the freezer, Himself has been podding them while watching the World Cup ...

June 25, 2010 at 7:44 AM  

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