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Recipe: Simple Rhubarb Crumble

To be honest, this is more about being pleased that the fruit and vegetable season is starting as it is a recipe. Rhubarb is the first of the fruits from our garden and (at least we find) comes twice, once … Continue reading

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Tomato Sowing – 2021 & Cleaning the Greenhouses

Spring has sprung, the clocks have gone forward and the weather is warming up, my tomatoes have been sown and are beginning to show themselves. As usual, I have sown a mixture of ones I like, ones I haven’t grown … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fish Pie (with tomatoes & Vegetables)

A simple to make, tasty fish pie recipe which links to our tomato and vegetable growing theme. As always, our recipes seem to be more Vegetables with … as we add extra vegetables compared to the original source. Adding Creme … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

Like many people in the UK I did the “Big Garden Birdwatch” last weekend watching out for birds in the garden. For whatever reason, this year was a “bad year” with the total list of birds being: Great Tit Woodpigeon … Continue reading

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Using the Raspberry Pi for Fantastic Video Communications with Zoom

Moving slightly off-piste this time, not talking about tomatoes or any other garden related things. Lockdown has meant that we haven’t physically seen our children/grandchildren much this year (in fact hardly at all) so we’ve got used to talking to … Continue reading

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The best place to get your seeds?

At this time of year, I look through my boxes of seeds wondering whether I stick to the ones I’ve got or whether I should try to buy some new, different ones. My database (well spreadsheet) of tomato seed cultivars … Continue reading

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Tomato Black Mauri (Black Moor)

A black cherry tomato on indeterminate vines. Description Another cultivar from the 2019 seed swap that we hope to grow for the first time in 2021. It sounds similar to brown berry or black cherry (unless the shape is significantly … Continue reading

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Tomato Craigella

A standard Red tomato on Indeteminate vines Description Another of the selection from the 2019 seed swap that we didn’t have the space to grow, this heritage cultivar is said to be a selection from Ailsa Craig with very similar … Continue reading

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Tomato Lukullus

A red cherry/grape heritage tomato on indeterminate vines. Description Another of the tomatoes from the 2019 seed swap that we didn’t have space to grow in 2020 so the description comes from the web, not our own experience. Said to … Continue reading

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Tomato Moskovich (Moskvich)

An early red slightly flattened round tomato on Indeterminate vines. Description From the 2019 Seed Swap, again this is one of the cultivars we are planning to grow in 2021. The various sources on the web suggest that it was … Continue reading

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