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End June 2020: The Tomato Journey so far

Surprisingly its now 106 days since I sowed most of my tomatoes. Fruit is now set on all but six of the thirty or so cultivars that I sowed but there’s no reason to suspect that the rest won’t set … Continue reading

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Blight in my greenhouse?

If there’s one word that strikes fear into tomato growers, it has to be “blight”. More people seem to be looking on the internet trying to see if they have blight than almost any other problem. The reason is simple, … Continue reading

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Tomato Progress & Selection

I’m always trying to think of different ways to compare the different cultivars. In the early days (when I was even keener) I weighed the harvest from each of the different cultivars to see whether there were significant differences that … Continue reading

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2020 May 27th – First Tomatoes Set

Its always pleasing when you start to see that you might get some tomatoes this year. It feels earlier than normal but, looking back through the calendar, its neither the earliest (nor the latest). This year the first ones I’ve … Continue reading

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Recipe: Carrot Cake

In previous years, I’ve grown more beetroot than we’ve been able to eat, beetroot is good pickled, but as a vegetable its less useful. This year I decided to replace the beetroot bed with carrots so my guess is I’ll … Continue reading

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Tomato Urban’s Delight

From the 2019 seed swap something we are yet to know exactly what it is but probably something like Gardener’s Delight. Description This is a slightly unusual activity. The allotment website that we visit had a “largest truss” competition and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Leek & Potato Soup

This is an incredibly simple recipe and produces an acceptable soup. (Acceptable because like all soups with potato in them, it tends to be a little “gloopy”. Its barely even worth a layout: The ingredients are (as you would expect): … Continue reading

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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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