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How do you store tom chutney...

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 09:58

I have frozen tomatoes and some time later made chutney and it was fine, there seemed no difference. I cooked them from frozen but needed to cook chutney a little longer as the water content must have been higher. I would love a recipe thread.  

Olive Trees

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 12:54

My Olive has just had its second winter in the ground. The man in the nursery said it was fine to leave in the ground over winter but I am not to sure. I have wrapped it up in fleece both years but each time it has lost leaves and looks thin and sad. Last year I resisted trimmig it and towards the end of the summer it had new small leaves . I wonder if it is getting enough heat to recover fully before the next winter.


Posted: 11/02/2013 at 11:56

I have two half sized allotments. My first one had over grown raspberries . I weeded them and watched them but after three years I gave up and dug them up as I was getting very small berries and not many. My second half allotment I took over last September with over grown raspberries, but this time they look nice and taste good.So I cut them down a few months ago .( I think they must be autumn fruiting)  Like yours they are full of couch grass. I plan to try to weed them but the weather has been so wet I have not been able to do much. I will give them one season then start again if no improvement. It seems a shame not to try. I have no real knowledge so am not saying try to keep them I just thought it might help to know you are not alone.

calendar 2013

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 10:42

Thank you for your calender. I really enjoyed looking at your allotment. 

Broad Beans

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:00

We have a big problem with wood pigeons on our allotment. We all try to net as much as we can.There is still snails and slugs around too.


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 08:48

I made green tomato cake then put the spare in the freezer.  

Corn on the cob

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 14:44

Badges eat my sweetcorn

Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 10:12

Hi my tomato leaves look like yours. I always get problems but not so early in the year. I think I grow them to close together as I have a tiny green house which is very old. I also share it with my cat. He likes to sleep in it ! 


My hardneck garlic is falling over

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 21:07
Thank you Welshonion I was worried they would not keep but I will now use as needed and not worry about the rust . Mind you the rust was very bad.

My hardneck garlic is falling over

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 16:53

Sorry gd I have been on hoilday and not able to get wi fi. My garlic is an OK size could be alot better. I am not going to save any for planting due to the rust I will buy new.


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