Gardening joy December 16, 2020

Pictured here, one of our Friday volunteers having a very satisfying gardening moment. Pat is particularly interested in seed saving, and has the skill and patience to reap success. Back in Summer 2019, Pat brought into the Gardens a very expensive and great tasting punnet of tomatoes from which she extracted, dried and stored the seed. These were then sown, just before March lockdown in 2020. They germinated and so Pat planted them in troughs in the keder house and has tended to them ever since.

By early summer, the plants were being raised in the keder house – providing a delicious and sweet, pale orange fruit.

Pat had picked a sturdy variety – here she is in December 2020, picking the final tomatoes.