Did you see that next year we are going to be able to grow Tomtatos? Apparently a plant has been developed which will grow cherry tomatoes above ground and white potatoes underground. The two are related so I suppose it is not that far removed from an idea to develop.
The plants are to cost £14. 99 each and the tomatoes are reputed to be delicious. I have to say that it is a long time since I had a delicious tomato. It is only outdoor grown tomatoes which have that beautiful sweet taste and tomatoes only grow outdoors up here in the North if it is an exceptional Summer. This year I could of course have grown a few, but then I didn't know it was going to be such a lovely Summer did I?
One thing is for sure. If I tempt fate and buy a couple of plants next year that will ruin any chance of another fine Summer - so does anyone out there who lives further South (or in a warm climate, where they will have no trouble getting tasty tomatoes anyway) fancy having a go with them and forking out the large cost of buying a plant? If so - they are available from Thompson and Morgan.
On a different note - the farmer opposite is ploughing the big field. It has been a grass field for many years - so many that the farmer was only a lad when it was ploughed and sown with corn before. The contours of the land show up so well in the corduroy soil stripes. Now I am wondering what the crop is going to be. If it is rape then I think I shall probably have to keep my curtains drawn on sunny days to keep out the bright yellow light.