The first harvest of tomatoes

Tomato 'Sunbaby' from Chiltern Seeds
Tomato ‘Sunbaby’ from Chiltern Seeds

I acquired my allotment in March this year, handed down to me by my mum as she has a new site much closer to her house. With a lot of work commitments and adverse weather, I disappointingly haven’t been able to use it to it’s full potential this year as I had hoped. Planning and preparation I feel is a key part to harvest success and I have already started making plans for a full to the brim plot next year (I’m sure these plans and ideas will change over the coming months!)

Back in April I chose a few varieties of Tomatoes to sow and try this year. With a lack of time and my green fingers not being oh so green just yet, I settled on just the one for this year (being ambitious next year I will be trying at least 6 different varieties). I chose to grow the ‘Sunbaby’, a vivid yellow cherry Tom perfect for the summer salad!

Finally over the bank holiday weekend in August, my little green globes were starting to turn yellow. I am sure I’m not the only gardener that has found the adverse weather this summer has meant both flowers and veg seem to have taken an eternity to grow and ripen ready for picking.

From plot to plate - rocket, watercress and spinach leaves with cheddar cheese, 'sunbaby' tomatoes and a pesto dressing
From plot to plate – rocket, watercress and spinach leaves with cheddar cheese, ‘sunbaby’ tomatoes and a pesto dressing
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