These are the beginnings of what will hopefully be a bumper tomato crop. We’ve had previous success out on our balcony over the years but last summer was a low point, we barely got enought for a salad. These lot have been hardened up out on the windowsill and planted out now the frost has passed (?). There’s a couple of varieties to increase their chances, Tumbling Toms which go quite bushy, and another, Alicante, which will need stakes.
Along with these we’re going with peas and chard from seed. Chard is a new one but apparently relatively easy to grow and the peas trail nicely up the railings, as long as the neighbourhood cats don’t get them first. Not sure we’re quite ready for self sufficiency but fingers crossed they’ll be making an appearance in the kitchen in a couple of months.