#emmycherries | Emmy's Space

An #EmmyCherries update

It’s hard to believe how quickly the summer has flown by.  Today is positively autumnal and at about 7pm, I had to put on a pair of socks, even though I was wearing my slippers.  Don’t leave us Summer! It’s too soon!

The last #EmmyCherries update doesn’t feel so long ago, but lots has happened since…

My granda has situated his plants in a place which gets lots of sunshine every day.  He has vines and vines of tomatoes ripening a lot quicker than the rest of us.  The news from Carrigaline is that Daniel is picking his ones off before they have a chance to ripen – I guess it’s too exciting to wait! Lily is doing a great job with her plant though.  In Liskillea, they have neglected their plants and the last time I visited, they have weirdly coloured leaves and not very much fruit (sorry Seanie, if you are reading this!).

In Dublin, Karolina is having great success growing hers on her urban farm balcony, right in the city centre.  My eight plants are taking over the yarden and I’ve had to put strings everywhere to keep them upright.  John Clarke’s have moved house, so I am looking forward to seeing how they adjust to their new environment in Stoneybatter.  Susan sent a photo of her tomatoes that she is growing on her balcony.  Paddy’s plant never took, but Mary’s has some green tomatoes on it.  Marian and Aoibhinn repotted their into lovely orange pots!

I’m going to Germany next Sunday for two weeks, so I’ll have to enlist some helpers to make sure they are watered while I am gone.  I’m looking forward to seeing how close to ripe they are when I get back though!



2 thoughts on “An #EmmyCherries update

  1. Whilst people in the boonies of Ireland are used to dealing stoically with pontifical utterances emanating from within the Pale for centuries, nevertheless a defence of the enduring Solanum lycopersicum plantation in Liskillea is warranted. Enduring elevated altitudes and consequent lower than average temperatures, coupled with exposures to wind not normally experienced in sissy urban environments, minor leaf discoloration has come about with consequent slower maturing of the fruit. But like the finer vines that thrive on nutrient-starved soils at higher altitudes, a significant crop of fruit is expected, albeit a little later than the more cosseted locations. Last night I counted 80 individual fruits, all coming nicely. Not bad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *