Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:29
My daughter was born in April 76 - she spent all summer wearing only a nappy and sleeping in a pram by a shady open window to keep her cool.
Her older brother spent the summer in a tent in the garden with the sides pulled up to get some air flowing through - the tent rotted in the sunlight and was never used again.
I spent the summer carrying buckets of bathwater to water the wildlife hedge we'd planted the previous winter.
That autumn was great for wild mushrooms - I'd take daughter out for a walk in her pram at about 5am after she'd had her morning feed, it was the only time it was cool enough for some exercise - and I got bags and bags full of wild field mushrooms and filled the freezer!
Sorry, not about tomatoes