Thursday, 12 September 2013

Summer in my Garden - 15

At last the tomatoes have turned red and are ready for harvesting and eating!

Nature is quite amazing - I note that nearly all the trusses consist of 23 tomatoes. I allowed each plant to develop 5 trusses, so on average each plant will have yielded 115 tomatoes by the end of the season. With six plants, that makes a potential crop of 690 tomatoes in all. The odd tomato didn't develop properly, but I reckon I will be harvesting at least 600 fruits in all. Not bad for a £2.99 packet of seed and a couple of grow bags costing £4.99 each! That works out at around 2p per delicious tomato. My labour is free!

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