Gardening Magazine

Wonky Veg

By Mwillis
The drive to get supermarkets to accept, and sell, imperfect (aka "wonky") fruit and vegetables seems to have largely dropped out of the news now, so I'm going to do my bit towards getting it back in again by publishing some photos of wonky veg from my own garden.
Try this for starters:
Wonky veg
That is a "Dynnye" tomato, showing the classic condition called "Catfacing", which is very common in big Beefsteak-style tomatoes. The fruit will be perfectly OK to eat, but it will be a challenge to prepare.
This well-endowed chap would probably be rejected by the supermarkets, despite being perfectly edible and a lot more fun than those boring old "regular" tomatoes.
Wonky veg
What about this little chilli?
Wonky veg
This is what it's supposed to be like:
Wonky veg
It's one of those I call "Turkey Small Red", and is growing on the plant that I over-Wintered and then nearly killed with my Washing-up Liquid spray when I was battling against aphids.
This is my favorite wonky vegetable though:
Wonky veg
I'm calling it a bird, but Jane said it looked like something else, which for reasons of propriety I won't mention here!!
When I started my blog in 2010 I committed to showing both successes and failures. I know that lots of people think that all the produce that comes out of my plot is well-nigh perfect, but that is certainly not the case, so hopefully these photos confirm this. But then, what is "perfect" anyway?

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