Author Archives: pelicanplants

2020 – Largest Tomato

Today we picked the largest tomato of the year. Marizol Gold always produces a few large fruit but this year it seems to have excelled itself. 846 grams (1lb 14 oz in old money) on a plant that has been … Continue reading

Posted in Greenhouse, Tomato Cultivars | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mid September 2020 – The beginning of the end

Whilst there are still quite a few tomatoes still to come, its obvious that the plants are well past their best and we can see that the end of the season is in sight. We pulled up the first of … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Garden, Tomato Cultivars, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe – Simple Tasty Tomato Soup – Deal with the Glut

In August and early September there is always a glut of tomatoes and whilst there are lots of ways of dealing with it, freezing, chutney, sauce, etc. this is another recipe which is also good in September when the days … Continue reading

Posted in Recipe, Tomato Cultivars | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tomato Problems – Wilt

With September with us, I was hoping that the tomato season would be extended through this month and into (at least) next. I usually get tomatoes all the way through until mid-November with the late beefsteak varieties providing something all … Continue reading

Posted in Greenhouse, Growing Tomatoes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

August 2020 – Report so far

Most things are doing fine. The tomatoes are cropping well with much the same weight of tomatoes as the previous couple of years so far. The 2018 crop seemed to peak in a few weeks time so it will be … Continue reading

Posted in Allotment, Blog, Garden, Greenhouse, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tomato Problems – Bacterial Canker

This year (2020) as every year, my plants seem to wilt with the leaves dying back. This year it seems slightly worse than normal but I keep going through cutting off the affected leaves and hoping for the best. However, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Greenhouse, Growing Tomatoes | 1 Comment

Recipe – Fantastic Simple Red Tomato Chutney

This year (as usual) we now have a glut of tomatoes. There are only so many one can chop up and freeze, or turn into tomato sauce or eat, so we’re aways looking out for other things to do with … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Recipe | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe: Warm Sausage Salad

At this time of year (July – August) we get a glut of salad items to the point where just eating them as a cold salad isn’t enough. We’ve found a number of recipes for warm salads and have found … Continue reading

Posted in Recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry Tomatoes in July

As the tomatoes start ripening, I’m pleased to see that we’ve grown a range of different colours, particularly in the cherry varieties. The standard and beefsteak tomatoes are yet to really start doing anything but here’s a picture of the … Continue reading

Posted in Greenhouse, Tomato Cultivars | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guttation – Droplets on the Leaf Edges

Sometimes, usually overnight or when the weather is cool and damp, droplets of liquid form along the edges of the leaves of plants. This is “Guttation”. Not to be confused with the early morning dew, guttation is caused by the … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Growing Tomatoes, Questions & Answers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment