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Tomato hopes squashed

Oh noooooo! Airborne blight, aka The Black Death, has visited the front garden tomatoes. Two days ago I noticed a brown legion on one of …

Ground Control to Major Tom

Out of all the fruit and vegetables I grow, I’d say it’s the tomatoes I look forward to the most. The joy …

Something I prepared earlier…

It’s useful at this time of year (before we’ve completely dedicated our beds to much-missed summer vegetables and bouncy salads) to look back and review …

The Temptation of Tomatoes

On the way out from Pennard’s Potato Day, wondering if I my brown paper bags would survive the dash to the car in …

My night in with an American Beauty

Anyone who’s seen the film ‘American Beauty’ will remember the scene where the blonde girl is wriggling around naked on a bed of red …

And it came Tapas

Calling left-overs “Tapas” is a smart way of up-cycling surplus ingredients that are too good to put on the compost heap. They make great …

Nothing beets…

… a plate of home-grown September salad when you’re feeling a little lacklustre. Crunchy, tasty, bursting with vitamins and minerals. Here I’ve mixed freshly …

Red, red vine

The banana-skin trick seems to be working! I read today that it’s best to harvest tomatoes with the calyx (the green bit) and …

Embarrassing the tomatoes

I’ve been told that putting banana skins in amongst your tomatoes can help them go red and ripen quicker. Something to do with ethylene …

Spot the difference

Both of these front-of-bed crops have had a hair cut to encourage some fresh new growth. Both are 10 plants each, of …

Uh-oh 

   This evening I’m pretending that I haven’t seen those brown marks on these plum tomatoes. I’m hoping that they might just …