Way beyond my expectations, to be honest. Obviously this year is a learning curve and I'm not sure how many tomatoes I'll do next summer. I'm more likely to do some over winter and into spring. But the chillies are doing amazingly - Lloyd should be able to make some spectacular sauce this year.
Here's a wee comparison photo. I should also point out that I'm not even feeding them with anything other than rainwater!
Tomatoes on the left, chillies on the right. There's also some basil at the front with the biggest leaves I've ever seen and some rocket in the back corner.
Look how green and lush everything is.
Things are doing really well in the outside veggie garden too. Tomatoes, lettuces, spring onions and even some eggplant!
Lots of different sweetcorns and cauliflowers.
Courgettes of different colours
There are also cucumbers, peas, garlic, and the most brilliant potatoes. We got some Maori seed potatoes a while back. I always thought Maori potatoes were purple, but these are white, knobbly and fairly small. They are quite honestly the best potatoes I have ever tasted! Incredibly creamy and the flavour is amazing. Will absolutely be doing these again.
We're even still getting the odd asparagus
This is one of the ferns.
finally, after 3 years, we have our first avocado - I've been nurturing this for a whole year! I just ate half of it and it was lovely. This year lots of wee tiny avocados have set so I'm hoping for more next year.