As soon as a particular seasonal comment is made in my horticultural world there is a stream of additional questions to be answered.
On this occasion, round the table with a few chums, the point at issue was what’s to be done with all the green, unripe tomatoes still hanging on the plants!
I set about this very task last week, removing the green fruits before dumping the plants. They were taken off and placed on seed trays which I left sitting on the greenhouse shelf. Each tray was covered with a plastic dome but allowing a small amount of ventilation.
“Aye, but when they are picked too early and ripened like ‘at’ they dinna taste the same – jist like the produce fae the Mediterranean. It’s picked ower early, stuck in special temperature controlled vans for transport thoosans o’ miles!”
That was followed by reminiscences of family life years ago. “I’m sure my Grannie used to put the green tomatoes in a