ACCORDING TO MY FLICKR ARCHIVE, I'm running around 100 tomatoes ahead of last year. The Irish Spring feels like a mini-summer so we've purchased a few tomato plants and if last year's harvest is any indication, we'll have at least 100 more tomatoes than in 2010. We bought plants from the Clonmel Garden Centre and they sourced them from the Gardeners Kitchen. This year's crop includes Tomato Shirley F1 (sounds like a Ferrari that should stay in the garage until May) and two Supersweet 100s (the one advertised to produce up to 100 cherry tomatoes per bush). For good measure, two Chilli Peppers slipped into the trolley so we should have excellent outdoor patio eating from the second week of May. Planting these crops also means I'll start slowing down my daily tweeting and start talking to plants. You can hear the result on Audioboo if you like.
Image of the 2010 planting season.