And now for something completely different...
Our small Wyzard Tower garden has been producing enormous amounts of tomatoes. The principle I have enforced has been to let the plants grow wild with no pruning down to increase harvest. I like things to just go wild. It has sometimes gone a bit too wild, so some of those new gentrification pest neighbours are worried that their children would die due to falling tomatoes. Killer tomatoes.
My wife had this year tried beef tomatoes that in this cold climate, where all fruits and vegetables get intense aromas in a trade off with less crop, have tasted almost melon like. Our youngest didn't fancy them, probably because they were to large, luscious, colourful and alien shaped. So we have had tomato salads every evening, and I have been eating rye bread with mayonnaise and tomatoes for lunch for quite some time.
Now the chillies are soon ready for harvest and the tomatoes are over. As you can see on the last picture, we are ready for winter now, with the thyme, rosemary and the survivor pine tree as the only residents on the balcony. The rest of the spices have moved inside - (actually they are right now on display in some plastic recycling design project my wife has on exhibition right now - they will return shortly she has promised).
Next year we will return to the less frivolous sort of tomatoes and have many, many more chillies!