Last year I tried 4 heirloom varieties grown in 2 foot cylinders, one plant
to each tub.....the beefsteak and tiny tom did get a few fruit on each, not
worth eating though, and we were at the end of the drought which seemed
to be going on for years here. They did get ants nesting in the tubs too.
This year, I spread out my home made compost and grass clippings
around the "mini fruit orchard" and in August they (the volunteer plants)
popped up, have also planted some grosse lisse which are not doing very
So planting straight in the ground here seems to be the way to go, and
I will be saving the seeds cause they are soooo delish! and the only toms
I've had success with......can't believe how nice they are and so fresh!
Or I could just sit back after putting more compost out and wait with my
The drought is well and truely over here now, tonights news, the south
east Queensland dams are overflowing and have enough drinking water
to last 10 years!! Our 2 tanks are overflowing
Have had flash flooding
in the region over the weekend, saw the sun today, I braved the yard to
get these nice pickings today,
I'm thinking of drying some of the little ones, have purchased
dried in the past, but they were overpowered with too much garlic, have
seen a post here on drying, will let you know how I go.