Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pumpkins, Halloween and Stingy Jack!

October is the month in which we ‘grow your own’ gardeners harvest our pumpkins and winter squashes, yet for children they look forward to Halloween; a time for trick or treating round the streets in fancy costumes dressed up as … Continue reading

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Vegetable fraud!

Have you ever bought fruit and vegetables from your local supermarket and tried to pass them off as your own home grown produce?  Well, I have to admit that I was very tempted to do such a thing today.  Rest … Continue reading

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Garden Vegetable and Chicken soup

I tend to be happiest at the moment when I’m either tinkering in the garden, weeding and tending my plants or baking and cooking in my kitchen. I’m ecstatic when I can combine the two! Harvesting produce out of my … Continue reading

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Winter wonders

As the clocks go back at the end of this month, and night time falls a little earlier, many grow your own gardeners believe that there’s not much that they can actually grow now and prefer to cover their beds … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn Relish

Keeping with the preserving and pickling theme that I seem to be writing a lot about at the minute, I thought that I would try making sweetcorn relish using the sweetcorn that I had stored in the freezer. There were … Continue reading

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I need your help!!

Good news!  There is a possiblity that I will have the opportunity to write articles about my fruit and veg growing escapades with my local press! In order for this to become reality, firstly I have to submit examples of … Continue reading

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National Apple Day – 21st October

I am a big advocate of Apple – the company responsible for the iPhone, iPod and iPad so when I first heard about National Apple Day, October 21st, I wondered whether this day was created in aid of the technology … Continue reading

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Spot light on……Onions

Onions are a staple ingredient in most peoples cooking and are one of the easiest vegetables to grow.  Many allotment plots include rows of onions as part of the course.  Now is the time of year to think about planting … Continue reading

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Spot light on ….. Potatoes

Potatoes are a member of the solanaceae family, shared also with tomatoes and aubergines. They vary widely in variety, texture and size and are easily grown in the ground or suitable sized container on your patio. We all have our … Continue reading

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Green Chilli Jam

After having to harvest a vast amount of green chillies from my garden a few days ago due to the impending frost, I was in a quandary as to what I could do with them. A colleague had the idea … Continue reading

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