This is a case of the wrong Pantone. I was hoping, whilst colours of the rainbow is a spectrum too far for tomatoes, that at least the garden would now be accented with reds, oranges, yellows and stains of purples (courtesy of Black Cherry and Cherokees).
Instead the fruit is still mostly green – and the ripe ones are either splitting on the vine or bursting a seam the moment they’re picked.
And water bloated fruit, isn’t the only possible rain ramification. For the first time this year, on Wednesday, my postcode registered a Smith period (temperature of plus 10C and humidity of over 90% for a period of greater than 11 hours). Two of those together and the blight bugel sounds ! Yesterday was blissfully, dry, but now the rain – well it’s here and I’m guessing by the time it’s done, it will have clocked in for another full Smith shift. And the immediate outlook looks like more of the same. I’m hoping it dries out enough tomorrow morning to allow for a Bordeaux Mix application.
So todays’ pictures of hope as opposed to pickers of promise…..
I especially like the unusual shape of Lemon Tree – although of course the moment I typed that I realised that its shape is actually that of a lemon ! Oh dear – it’s all these water worries !