There has been some very strong wind in Fleet today, and it caused a bit of an issue with some of my tomatoes. The Ildi plants are groaning with fruit which is just beginning to swell, so they were perhaps a bit top-heavy and their supporting canes just gave up -- snapped clean off at compost level.
|Ildi toppled over by the wind - Aug 16th|
Fortunately I have been at home today, and I was able to administer emergency first aid -- I have set the plants upright again and have supported them with three canes each now. Let's hope that does the trick. Actually what I really want is for the fruits to ripen so that I can pick them and lighten the load a bit! Could have been worse...
Later on, my little granddaughter Lara helped me to give all the tomatoes a restorative drink.