Or tomatoes to you and me...
I had a bit of a catastrophe with my tomato seedlings this year. Even though our neighbour had watered them when we were away, by the next morning they were shrivelled up and rather sad.
The seedlings were "Cyrill's Choice" a heritage variety saved from tomatoes grown last year. The seeds had germinated well and I was hoping for a similar crop to last year.
The tomatoes went on cropping for a long while, whereas these were about the only two sweetcorn worth eating. I'm not going to waste greenhouse space on them this year.
I managed to salvage three of the original tomato seedlings. I don't know how good the plants will be given the check in their growth.
So to Plan B. (There wasn't one until now) Off to our favourite local garden centre to pick up some other Tomato plants. And what a number of different varieties. So much choice!
Ambrosia - a hybrid mini plum variety
Black Russian - heritage medium sized mahogany brown fruits
Sun baby - Cherry sized yellow tomatoes
Super marmande - sweet beefsteak tomatoes
F1 Totem - dwarf stocky bush variety
F1 Tumbler- Cherry tomato bush variety
Super sweet 100 - Cordon cherry tomato
The recovering "Cyril's choice" tomatoes are in the coir pots in the centre of the image. The newer tomatoes are the bigger healthier looking specimens at the back.