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Growing my Tomatoes in lockdown

I’m not sure if I grow tomatoes in the same way as other people. My desire (usually) is to grow as many different varieties as I can fit into the available space and, because of the weather in the UK, … Continue reading

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Tomato Father Frost

A “standard” red tomato on short potato leafed indeterminate vines Description This tomato is from the 2019 seed swap so this page will be updated as we get more information As a potato leafed variety, it is a little different … Continue reading

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Tomato Dancing with Smurfs

A blue cherry tomato on Indeterminate vines. Description Another blue cherry tomato from the 2019 seed swap. The web suggests that this was first created at the Oregon State University and further developed by Tom Wagner (a well know tomato … Continue reading

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Tomato Brad’s Atomic

A multi-coloured grape shaped cherry tomato on indeterminate vines. Description Another blue/multi-coloured tomato from the 2019 seed swap which we’re growing in 2020 for the first time. According to the web it was developed by Brad Gates the owner of … Continue reading

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Tomato Blue Ambrosia

A dark/gold cherry tomato on an Indeterminate plant Description From the 2019 seed swap, we are growing this for the first time in 2020. As we get more details, this page will be updated. However, according to the web its … Continue reading

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Polytunnel now a Netted cover

So, the polytunnel cover was ripped apart by storm Ciara, flapping around and squashing my broadbeans in the process. My original plan was to re-cover and extend it but this proved to be impossible because of reasons beyond my control. … Continue reading

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2020 Tomatoes Sown

After Tuesday’s indecision as to what to sow, today (despite the wind and rain) I spent some time in the greenhouse sowing my tomatoes which are now on top of the cupboards in the kitchen (a warm place). My final … Continue reading

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2020 Tomato Decisions

Deciding what to tomatoes to grow Continue reading

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RSPB Garden Birdwatch 2020

Well, its that time of year again when we sit and watch the birds in the garden for an hour or so. As ever, the weather isn’t the best and it makes one wonder why we do it now. However, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fish Tagine

This recipe isn’t really a Tagine but it has all the taste of a Moroccan dish. When we first made it we were nervous of the spice quantities and we reduced them from the recipe we started with and ended … Continue reading

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