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Recipe: Sweetcorn Chowder

This is a fantastic recipe. A rich and creamy soup that’s quick and easy to make, using fresh or frozen ingredients. Its so quick, it’s not really worthwhile freezing, you can make it from scratch in the same time as … Continue reading

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Waterbutt in the Polytunnel – A final conclusion

As I’ve said more than once (here and other places) I’ve been intrigued by the question of whether putting waterbutts filled with water into the greenhouse/polytunnel can beneficially affect/improve the temperature in the polytunnel. To try and come to a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chicken, Swiss Chard & Noodles

This recipe is a new one for us, because I’m wheat free(ish) and my better half isn’t, we’re always looking recipes that can be created as both. The original recipe called for spinach. Swiss Chard is easier to grow and … Continue reading

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Starting the Year

Right, first day this year when the weather seems to have been good enough to think about being out in the garden. The ground seems to have been so soggy this year that walking around will do the grass harm … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi: Integration with Dropbox

Dropbox is a Cloud Storage area that’s free to use for private individuals for relatively large quantities of data. I like it for my Raspberry Pi network because it allows me to move files to devices that are not on … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi: Moving Files in a Network

I’m gradually building a network of Raspberry Pis for different things and, I suppose, its the way that an Internet of Things (IoT) would get built. At the moment, what I’ve got is a couple of Raspberry Pi Zeros with … Continue reading

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Tomatoes: Determinate, Indeterminate, Semi-Determinate, Cordon or Bush: Pruning & Harvesting

Over the years I’ve been growing tomatoes, I have learned more and more about them and have a better understanding about how they behave so I thought I would write what I know about the three different growth habits of … Continue reading

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Should you grow Multiple Stems on Indeterminate Tomatoes?

There are essentially three different types of tomatoes, Indeterminate, Semi-Determinate and Determinate. They are defined by their growth habits. In this article we are going to consider growing Indeterminate tomatoes on a non-commercial scale. Indeterminate tomatoes are usually grown in … Continue reading

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Creating a Headless Raspberry Pi System from an Apple Mac

I’ve a few Raspberry Pis which I run Headless (without their own screen and keyboard) from my Apple Mac using a combination of Finder, VNC and SSH to run the applications. I recently decided to upgrade one of them (a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Hungarian Goulash

This recipe is an old one that we’ve been cooking for 30 years or more and the recipe book is falling apart. Like many recipes, we use it for guidance, rather than following it slavishly (like rules, recipes are meant … Continue reading

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