Monthly Archives: September 2018

Recipe: Hot Sausage Salad

During summer and early autumn, there’s a lot of salad greens growing in the garden. Using them in “ordinary” salads eventually gets boring however, this warm salad is an easy delicious improvement. Ingredients (for 2) 10  (or more) cherry tomatoes … Continue reading

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Tomato Problems: Blossom End Rot

White Zebra with Blossom End Rot Blossom End Rot If you’ve got tomatoes that look like the above pictures, you’ve got Blossom End Rot. Now, this isn’t a disease or insect damage or anything terrible like that but its to … Continue reading

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2018 – Mid September Update

Greenhouse 1 Greenhouse 2 So, here we are in the middle of September, the days are beginning to get shorter and (this year at least) the tomatoes are starting to slow down. So far may greenhouses have produced about 26kg … Continue reading

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Recipe: Roast Vegetables & Salmon

I love tray bakes, they’re simple and (usually) just need you to put it all together and leave it alone. This recipe isn’t quite that simple but takes about 40 minutes from start to finish. Ingredients (for 2) 100g (or … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Whilst this recipe doesn’t include tomatoes (or in fact anything we commonly grow) its extremely simple, filling and cheap. We make it and have it two days running although you can freeze it if you want. Ingredients Butternut Squash (1kg … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fish Tagine

A quick and easy risotto that uses plenty of tomatoes and so is good during August when there are plenty of ripe tomatoes coming from the garden. Ingredients (for 4) 400+g ripe tomatoes 150g carrots 1 Onion 3 small potatoes … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tomato & Corgette Risotto

This is a very flexible recipe to which you can add more or less any of the summer vegetables you have (french beans for example) Ingredients (for 2) 400g ripe tomatoes Additional Cherry tomatoes halved 1-2 courgettes 200g risotto rice … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tomato Risotto

A quick and easy risotto that uses plenty of tomatoes and so is good during August when there are plenty of ripe tomatoes coming from the garden. Ingredients (for 2) 250g – 400g ripe tomatoes 200g Risotto Rice 1/2 Onion … Continue reading

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2018 Update

Simple announcement, I’ve now updated the list of tomato cultivars to include those I’ve grown in 2018. That brings to 161 the number listed. 2018 has been a somewhat peculiar year, the tomatoes are early because of the weather. Which … Continue reading

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Tomato Pink Tiger (Artisan Pink Tiger)

A pointed, red and pink striped open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants. Description We got this from the 2017 seed swap (possibly from the same source as Blush Tiger) and again it was a pleasant surprise (well, less of a … Continue reading

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