As autumn (or fall) closes in on us (I am still in denial) the thing that always signals the end of the summer to me is giving up on the last of the tomatoes ripening. I cut down the tomatoes vines and collect the final tomatoes, which are usually green. This year it was a … Continue reading Recipes for Gluts: Tomato Chutney
I always wanted to start a cooking blog as I love cooking and wanted to share my creations with the blogosphere. However, I am a very messy cook and although some would say that is to my downfall; I say that being uberneat takes away from the joy of creation. (I am also lucky enough … Continue reading Recipes for Gluts: Rosehip Syrup
I think that one of the favourites of most gardeners and something that surpasses all tastes from the supermarket version are tomatoes. They can be grown indoors, or out if you are lucky with the weather however, no matter where they are grown they will run rampant if the weather is right. Last year, (the … Continue reading String method for tomatoes
Yesterday my friend was told that no one could help her on the plot when she was not there as it was considered trespassing. This seems problematic to me as you cannot divide your time between two people; if she cannot make it for two weeks that means nothing gets done until she can come. … Continue reading Small problem, Big plan.
Hoverflies are abundant in my back garden now that the weather is warm and sunny; although hoverflies feed on nectar, some of the species’ larvae eat aphid and other pests so it is always good to encourage them into the garden. The only problem is, although some feed on aphids; other larvae feed on plants … Continue reading Hoverflies
This month there has been a lot of talk of using less or no plastic so I decided to jump on the band wagon (for a good cause) and attempt to reduce the amount of plastic I buy or use. Unfortunately, the supermarkets seem to be intent on selling everything wrapped or contained in plastic. … Continue reading Paper Pot Maker & Reducing Plastic
As quickly as I updated my experiment in peanuts; this update has gone as slowly as it could in comparison. I will admit that being patient is not one of my many virtues; I could often be caught digging up seeds sown a week ago to see if there are any signs of germination. If … Continue reading Update! Experiments in (sweet) potato