I can’t remember what types of tomato I planted as I was using up seeds this year. There was the ubiquitous yellow one (not sure why I grow so many of these), there was a cherry type one and also a couple of large heirloom or heritage type ones. Next year I will keep a note of the seeds I plant on my blog.
Something is eating my tomatoes though. I know there is a toad living in there as when I water he pops out to say hello. Is he eating them? Can he jump that high. There was one slug in one greenhouse but I flung that out to the chickens – could it be the slug? It isn’t the chickens as I have chicken-proofed the doorway.
Anyway because of the glut of tomatoes and cucumbers I am mainly eating something called corban salatasi – or shepherd’s salad – something I ate a lot of when I lived in Turkey. It is very simple, but you need very good, very fresh ingredients. I use my small Turkish-style cucumbers (called Iznik and Melen) for this salad. Finely chop some onion and put in a bowl. Add chopped tomato. Peel and seed one or two cucumbers, then chop and add. Finely chop some flat-leaved parsley and add in. Season and then add lemon juice and olive oil. I had some delicious olives so added a few of these as well – they aren’t from the garden, but sometimes you have to compromise! You can eat the salad with beyaz peynir or white cheese as well, if you fancy.