Summer wouldn’t be quite right without pots of tomatoes growing by our back door. Most of them get eaten on the way in and out of the door but sometimes a bowl of tomatoes makes it to the kitchen table. And we grow lots of cherry tomatoes – the perfect size for popping into a hungry mouth on the way out to play.
Our favourites are ‘Sungold’ and ‘Gardener’s Delight’ because they’re reliable, heavy cropping and scrummy to eat.
This year we’re also growing:
- ‘100s and 1000s’ – a micro cherry tomato that we haven’t tried before
- a plum tomato – cultivar unknown, for a bit of variety; and
- ‘striped stuffer’ – bigger than a cherry tomato but it has the most beautiful striped skin
And then last week, the lovely people from Heinz tomato ketchup sent us some ‘San Marzano’ tomato seeds to try.