Category Archives: Grow Your Own

Italian plum tomatoes – the best for cooking

I know I’ve said it before, still, it’ll bear repeating, that as I grow older I find I enjoy my food more and more. But it’s not about clever cheffy sauces and fancy restaurant-style cuisine. I leave that to you … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own. On Spuds and Broad Beans: Better Late than Never

Is the season at last starting to catch-up? If you’d asked me that a week ago, I’d have probably said yes. Now I’m not so sure, as I sit at my desk, with the south-westerly wind howling around the rafters. … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own: Part 3, Chitting Seed Potatoes

Outside the snow has been lying on the garden for at least a week. So yesterday I took the four-wheel-drive into the local town to buy seed potatoes. In the past I’ve bought them through catalogues, but these rarely guarantee … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own: Part 2, Digging

The world of vegetable gardening is, as they say in the press ‘sharply divided’ into two schools of thought: to dig, or not to dig. I’m a life-long digger and am not about to change, unless, that is, I hurt … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Broccoflower Fractals

With imminent unemployment staring me in the face I’ve been rethinking my world. Well actually, I haven’t. In point of fact, yesterday Maisie and I spent a very pleasant day in London, listening to a lecture on May Morris at … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own: 1

We recently took a few days off, and as there are about 150 animals still on the farm, we always make sure the place is looked-after by farm-sitters. Sometimes it’s local friends who keep an eye in things, but other … Continue reading

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