I mostly planted cherry tomatoes this year, a yellow variety and a red one. They are just starting to ripen on the plant now, but for the last week or so I've been picking any that show the slightest hint of colour and they ripen fairly quickly on the windowsill in my kitchen. Only problem is every time I spot a ripe one I eat it! So I've never managed to build up a decent stash of them to put in a salad. Any day now I should be swamped with ripe one though and I have three roma tomato plants that will be ready in a week or two. Ah tomato heaven!