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Brussel Sprout soup

I was possibly over enthusiastic when I planted out 12 brussel sprout plants last year.   I love sprouts, but each stalk has a surprisingly large number of sprouts on it, so I’ve still got a lot left.  I have … Continue reading

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Pickling spices, cucumbers and nostalgia

As a small child I spent many weekends staying with my grandmother and some of my earliest memories are helping her to bottle fruit and vegetables at the end of the summer, ready for the winter.   The shelves of … Continue reading

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Lots of things to do with tomatoes

With the beautiful weather of the past few days my tomatoes have been ripening well, and today, when I actually should have been working hard but was procrastinating wildly, I went out into the garden to pick some of the … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

If you plant courgettes (or zucchini for the non-UK gardener) no matter how careful you are, no matter how assiduously you check underneath those large spiky leaves, sooner or later a courgette will, like the Incredible Hulk, change from a … Continue reading

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Gluts and Gluttony

Every vegetable gardener or allotment owner knows about gluts.  In spite of your best attempts to plant successionally and sensibly, sometimes you just can’t avoid having a shed load of the same vegetable ready for eating at the same time. … Continue reading

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