Category Archives: Vegetables

Tomato Halms Gelbe (Hahms Gelbe)

I’ve called this Halms Gelbe, but there is a good chance it is actually Hahms Gelbe and I’ve just mis-read the label on the packet (since discarded so I can’t check) Description One of the new 2018 cultivars and (in … Continue reading

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Polytunnel Vegetables

  We’re now into late May so the polytunnel is beginning to get planted up. Up until now, its been providing us with lettuces and swiss chard but the swiss chard is coming to an end so now the summer … Continue reading

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Bokashi Composting

I stumbled across this the other day. It’s an informative podcast about Bokashi Composting and it reminded me that I need to start my Bokashi up again. For those (many) of you who haven’t heard of Bokashi Composting, it’s an Asian … Continue reading

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When is it going to get warm?

I spent most of this morning transplanting my tomatoes from their seed pots up into individual pots. They need it to allow them to grow on faster but, I wondered when it was going to get warm. Those of you … Continue reading

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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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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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Recipe: Aubergine Rogan Josh

A simple to make supper which tastes (a lot) better than it looks. Its good to eat when aubergines are cheap and fresh in the supermarkets (we can’t grow large enough aubergines) and uses frozen chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. … Continue reading

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What Tomatoes to Grow in 2018?

I’m a member of an internet tomato seed swap. The simple idea is that a number of you collect your own seed, bag them up and send them to somebody who (very kindly) gathers them al up and sends them … Continue reading

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Recipe: Butternut Squash & Potato Corn Chowder

This is a simple to make rich soup, reheats in the microwave well and freezes. Ingredients in italics we’ve grown ourselves (maybe from the freezer). Ingredients Butter & Oil 3 Onions finely chopped  750g Potatoes cut onto small chunks 750g Butternut Squash 600g Sweetcorn blitzed … Continue reading

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