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greenhouse round-up

When we came back from our summer holiday (ages ago) my neighbour had very kindly looked after the greenhouse and a lovely tray of tomatoes was waiting for us! Some of the tomatoes weren’t great in either flavour or texture … Continue reading

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you say tomato

There really isn’t any hurrying of nature. Everything grows at it’s own pace – well it does in our garden anyway! Whilst we’ve had lots of delicious courgettes, we’ve had no more strawberries. BUT…. the tomatoes are turning red! Yippee! … Continue reading

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bigger is better

Well, let me clarify things here – we’re not talking huge, marrow sized courgettes (thankfully!). Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall suggests picking your courgettes when they’re the size of your finger. And I’m thinking he means his finger, not mine. If we get … Continue reading

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small is beautiful

Look! Our first courgettes! I know, they’re tiny but it really is so exciting watching them grow! The tomato plants seem to be doing fine. The dill is doing well but the coriander looking a bit straggly. Neither of these … Continue reading

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National Vegetarian Week

Given that it’s National Vegetarian Week (19-25 May) I thought it would be a good time to give you an update on my Graeme’s our veggies in the greenhouse. These are the courgette plants.  In pots where there was nothing there … Continue reading

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feast or famine

Everyone likes a feast and I’ve been quite enjoying the famine on my Michael Mosley days but actually I was thinking I’ve had a long spell without writing. Well, here we are – twice in one week! Last year the … Continue reading

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