Tag Archives: Growing Vegetables

Some things just will not die.

Take the polytunnel tomatoes, for example. They’ll never win prizes, but I admire their tenacity at surviving the year. I’ve decided to turn it into a sauce and, quite literally, bottle it. (There are so few that it’ll be taking the … Continue reading

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Using Home-Grown Tomatoes: Roast Tomato Sauce

Having planted 12 tomato plants this year in grow bags and ring culture pots around my garden, I’ve been picking a lot of tomatoes recently. The two main varieties I’ve grown are Gardener’s Delight and Moneymaker. The former provides loads of large … Continue reading

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Doing it Properly. (Sort of.)

I managed to get up to the allotment almost every day last week, but have almost entirely failed to take any more pictures because I’m always visiting during the increasingly short bit of daylight between me finishing work and sunset. I’ll try to … Continue reading

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Things in my Garden, Part 2.

I have continued to pay attention to and appreciate the small things – and the sunflower, which is continuing to grow and throw up new flower heads. Whilst not taking these pictures, I’ve been harvesting tomatoes, which I’ve then roasted … Continue reading

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The very next day.

Two days in a row – this is a new personal best! Yup, I’ve been back to the allotment and pulled more weeds, tied up some tomatoes and taken some photos of things I spotted. First, having weeded the area … Continue reading

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How Not to do an Allotment Part 2

If you haven’t read and ignored all my instructions from part one, then go back and read it immediately. You’re not remotely unprepared enough to fail at allotmenteering. If, however, you’ve been there and not done that, read on. June … Continue reading

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Same stuff, different day.

I like taking pictures of stuff in the garden but only usually remember that when I’ve grabbed my camera in an attempt to try and document progress. I’ve been doing a lot of tidying up and tying up of tomatoes … Continue reading

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