It's raining today, after a long dry September. One result of the extended Summer has been that outdoor tomatoes have pretty much ripened on the vine. Last week I harvested these Goldrush Currant Tomatoes grown from seed:
Something else I harvested was this Shark's Fin Melon:
It weighed in at 7kg or one stone in old money.
Much much smaller but still gratifying was this mini cucumber, one of a half dozen grown in a grow bag outdoors.
To see these exotics do so well outdoor in Scotland makes me realise how lucky we have been this year. There were two cold weeks in August but September just went on and on. The nights have started getting cold, but the cold driving westerly winds we normally get in September have yet to arrive. The runner beans are still going fitfully as a result. The French beans are more confused having stopped they are now producing new flowers and curly fruit! Very coquettish.
Rain permitting I'll be harvesting the melons, carrots, and the rest of the potatoes this weekend. I regret not harvesting the drying beans (Canadian Wonder) before the onset of rain. C'est la vie!