“All good things must come to an end.” - A pessimist without a pickling recipe.
It feels like only yesterday that we were tying tomatoes to trellises and making an offering to the patch gods for a good harvest. As the door is closing on tomato season for another year, we are sticking our foot in to keep it ajar just wide enough for some End of Season Tomato Tips. Consider this your last dance with summer before the music comes to an abrupt halt, the house lights are flicked on and your parents have entered the building to pick you up, even though you clearly stated for them to meet you out the front.
Your patch may look like it’s sending you mixed signals, a colour swatch of varying shades of green, semi-ripe to ripe shades of yellows, oranges, blacks and reds depending on your variety of tomato. It is easy to fall into a trance and stare at all the pretty colours feeling completely lost and overwhelmed with what to do. No need to fear, we have your back and will have you finishing your tomato season off in Steven Bradbury style.