This past weekend has sadly seen the last of the cucumber and strawberry harvest for the year. Tomatoes have probably reached the end yield helped by the strong winds which has destroyed three of the nine plants while the remainder have suffered some damage.
On a positive note, I am delighted with our Hungarian Hot Wax Chilli which continues to produce some nice fruit.
the garden looks a mess this morning with empty sand sacks littering the place and the remaining tomato plants have been blown over. I will leave them lying down while the high winds continue!
For next year we will construct frames for the tomatoes rather than using stakes as we have found that the top-heavy plants are really suffering in the high winds resulting in damaged fruit and stems.
We will start work on the base for the greenhouse tomorrow after a re-think on how it will be constructed. In addition I am getting help in to ensure it is done properly. construction of the greenhouse itself will probably not now start until early October as September will probably remain windy. I am also planning to install electrics in the greenhouse during late autumn ready for the heated propagator.
A couple of fruit trees have been ordered – dual pear and kiwi fruit – which are due to arrive in October as well as another chilli variety and a couple of books..