now .... if you follow me at all you will know that i love all things tomato .... even have a first planting calendar here that was to give me the ability to plant a significantly longer season of tomato's .... and of course, then we moved and it all went out the window.
and here we live in the Northern Rivers now ... heading in to winter that would have to be marked as laughable compared to what we had in the Blue Mountains. but that's ok! no frost means a significantly longer growing season in all it's glory.
to be living in an area where you can very literally grow year round OUTSIDE ... is truly amazing. the world of choice and options that is available for all your planting is fabulous. winter veg becomes a reality and you would be amazed at just how many different types there are!
i was at the markets the other weekend and was talking to a local grower and asked them what the growing season for tomato's was like and they said that in all truth, if you were willing to put up with slow growth in July/August, and potentially cover for a few nights of cold that you could easily grow tomato's all year. wow .... tomato's as a legitimate crop all year.
who woulda thunk it!
so that has me happy as a pig in mud! thinking about trying a few new varieties after looking through the Eden Seeds Catalogue that i have. i already have a a few dozen ready to be planted out.
and where there grow tomato's ....
there grows hope ....
and the promise of more scrumptious varieties of harvest yet to come!