Of all the veg and fruit that I grow, there is no doubt that I have most success with tomatoes. Tomatoes love me and always grow well for me. I love them right back and am always ridiculously over-proud of my tomato-growing achievements. And this year is certainly the pinnacle of those tomato-growing achievements so … Continue reading Tomato, tomato, tomato: a season’s growing notes
June eh? I've got to confess, I've had the heating on these past two evenings. And looking out of the window, I can see that one of my tomato plants has been blown over in the winds. Sigh. Good old English summers... Moaning aside, I dashed out of the back door the other evening, and … Continue reading You call this June?
As August has bid us farewell and summer has melted into the season of mellow fruitfulness, I’ve started to feel a little bit of a fraud. It's been great to see so many of you joining in with our Grow, forage, cook series; Laura posted what we hope will be the first of many round … Continue reading Grow, forage, cook: a disappointing harvest
Like most back garden-vegetable growers, I can't resist the lure of the unusual. We’ve all heard innumerable times about the quest of the evil supermarkets to stamp out choice and offer us only the same few varieties of veg (those that store well and grow uniformly) whereas we (the elite! The vanguard! Those sticking it … Continue reading The story of the asparagus pea