In my part of Australia we are told not to plant tomatoes until after Melbourne Cup day - first Tuesday in November. This is because we can still get frosty mornings in late October, however this means I won't get any tomatoes to eat until late December and that is just too long to wait. So this year I have bought 5 tomato plants (below) and have been taking very great care of them. During the day they sit happily on my front porch soaking up the sun (or no sun as it was today) . . . and
. . . at night when the temperate drops to freezing, they come inside and sit in the bathtub!! On the weekend I re-potted them into larger pots but continue to bring them indoor at night. Yes, I know what you are thinking - I really need a little green house. I don't have one and this works quite well.
With all this care they better provide us with a heap of tomatoes!! I plan to buy 4 more tomato plants next month so I have enough to take us all the way through to Autumn. I would really like enough so I can make tomato sauce to freeze.
Over the next few weeks I will buy other veggies and bring them indoors at night - soon my bath tub will be full!! Only last night did DH want a bath, out came all the seedlings whilst DH had a soak!!
My radishes (1st crop) are doing very well and on the weekend the 2nd crop will be planted. I am hoping these will have a bite as the ones I am buying at the shop have no heat at all - not like they use to. Has anyone else notice a decline in "bite/heat" from radishes? Or is it just me!!