|Temperature and Rainfall Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 September 2015|
Thursday, 17 September 2015
The last three days have been a mixed bag as far as the weather goes. Monday and Tuesday were wet as forecast although we didn’t have much rain on Monday. It was more persistent very light drizzle all day. It made it feel wetter and damper than it really was. Wednesday was forecast to be wet but it turned out to be sunny and easily the best of the three days.
The temperatures have remained on the cool side for September with some chilly nights. It’s our coolest September since I started keeping records.
Our tomatoes are ripening fairly slowly which I’m putting down to the chilly nights and often dampish daytime conditions. I did pick this bowl of John Baer tomatoes on Tuesday a new variety for us which has done well this year.
However we’ve quite a few tomatoes that are beginning to rot away on the plants before falling off onto the greenhouse floor.
Not a pretty sight are they? Carrying on unscathed though are Sungold which have reached the eaves of the greenhouse and are using the grapevine for support. They’re still continuing to give a regular supply of very sweet and tasty tomatoes.
I might remove our remaining green tomatoes and see if they will ripen indoors rather than leaving them to rot on the plants.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 11:34