I first came across Ezme Salatasi in North London, oh yes the glamorous life for me. I lived in a part of London that has a large Greek, Turkish, Greek-Cypriot, Turkish-Cypriot population, along with just about every other nationality you can name, … Continue reading
On with the mystery magical tour G is for Green Tomatoes and Gem Squash G is for Gem Squash - a South African variety of squash which can be eaten young or stored over winter. A small vining squash that produces numerous Gems. Delicious eaten when boiled … Continue reading
There is a rhythm to gardening; of sowing seeds, preparing ground, watering and tending, labelling, tieing in, cutting back and pinching out.. Lots of waiting of around wondering when will things get going. Managing the pests, weeding and feeding. Of … Continue reading
A is for Artichoke Flowers, the show is about to start on the allotment A is Also for Abundance – A Carrier Bag of Crops B is for bluergh Blight has hit some of the tomato pants growing in the garden, … Continue reading
All around the northern hemisphere gardeners are taking over their homes with pots and trays of seedlings, there’s Karen over at Back Road Journal whose beautiful bathroom temporarily housed her tomatoes, Celi at The Kitchens Garden as part of hardening the tomato plants off brings them indoors … Continue reading
The Broad Beans sown in modules outside have made an appearance, sturdy stout little plants are emerging. And the tomatoes that made their first appearance in the world a couple of weeks ago – and then went on holiday to … Continue reading
The first seedlings have made an appearance.
It’s the time of year when I start compost watching. Regularly checking in on the seed trays to see what has germinated, which translated means popping into the room where they are germinating in the warmth and sun, and staring at compost. Invariably nothing happens for days.
And then when your back is turned, up them come.
It’s a long way to go till summer when I get the first pickings of these tomatoes.
The tomatoes along with the peppers and chillies, have gone on a small journey, a temporary move 3 doors down to our friends and neighbours to look after them while I’m away. Bon voyage mes amis!
With this glorious and yes unseasonal weather, I’m in a summery mood and I’ve been able to harvest a few more courgettes, the last of the tomatoes and peppers have finally ripened, and the basil is still going strong. With … Continue reading