Interesting how different weather results in different tomatoes doing better than others in that year. For once the Palmwoods are doing really well this year. They are a more meaty variety and ideal for making slow roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Thyme. Something that can be eaten immediately or left for the next day.
|Palmwoods on the left and Roma on the right|
The other compulsory Tomato is Roma. It's not one of those that is exceptional eating. It is however robust. It grows and fruits prolifically no matter what the conditions. Seems to avoid fruit fly right to the very last moment and it will work in salads and other dishes. But its real value is in preserving as puree. You always get heaps from just one or two plants.
We are going through a bout of hot weather and no rain yet again. Our routine has been modified to marry with the conditions. Up early and get things done including a trip to the pool then retire to the house to read or do indoor tasks during the worst of the day and then out again to water any withered plants and get a few odd jobs done. We are having a true holiday in one sense as the across the river the boss is in residence and we only have to worry about our own property.