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Six on Saturday – 17 December 2022

In Scotland, November was a month of near constant rain, and the start of December began with a severe cold snap. Despite being prepared this year and having onion sets and spring bulbs since September, the weather has prevented me getting these in the ground. If the weather warms I hope to plant them before… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 17 December 2022

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Green Tomato Stew – Recipe 2 for the green tomatoes

Ingredients 2 large green tomatoes (use your own judgement here. I only had smaller tomatoes, so used several) 2 Peppers (Optional) 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 sprig curry leaves 2 chillies  1/2 tsp turmeric 1 heaped tsp ground coriander 1 tin of coconut milk Season to taste.  This recipe is… Continue reading Green Tomato Stew – Recipe 2 for the green tomatoes

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Salsa Verde – Using up green tomatoes

Despite my best wishes, a significant number of my tomatoes remained green, ripe bananas and warm windowsill be damned. As such I have been on the hunt for green tomato recipes.  A few people have recommended green chutney, but having previously tried it, I am not a huge fan. So the first recipe for this… Continue reading Salsa Verde – Using up green tomatoes

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Six on Saturday – 12 November 2022

Another Saturday, and little progress here. The weather remains surprisingly warm, but almost constant rain has kept me out of the garden. Finally managed to start tidying up today, but many tasks remain before everything is bedded down for winter. Anyway, my six: 1. Potatoes Today I finally emptied out my remaining potato sacks. At… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 12 November 2022

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Six on Saturday – 5 November 2022

It has been pishing down in Glasgow for almost a full month. I actually like rain, but at the moment the ground is sodden, any remaining plants are completely battered and my garden task list for autumn severely delayed. I have had onion sets and garlic ready to plant since the end of September, but… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 5 November 2022

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Food and Growing

This growing season has been a delightful experiment trying, not only new fruit and veg, but new plants. While the garden is still in the early stages (year 2), perennials are beginning to establish and the original garden design tweaked to accommodate new preferences of placement and direction as I get used to the space.… Continue reading Food and Growing

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Cauliflower Update – Experiment Results

Cauliflower ‘All Year’, a new variety for me and my second attempt at growing cauliflowers. As my post in July (Cauliflowers - An Experiment) outlined, I planted one patch of cauliflowers, with half of the area fertilised using fish, blood and bone, the other with manure. Initial results were quite promising with the manure side… Continue reading Cauliflower Update – Experiment Results

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Six on Saturday – 8 October 2022

My goodness the last month has been busy. Has anyone else found 2022 to be the year of weddings? With all the postponements due to covid, my friends and family are only now catching up. A lot of fun, but not a lot of time for gardening! Near constant rain has battered the garden this… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 8 October 2022

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Six on Saturday – 20 August 2022

Only a few garden tasks done today, as I am conserving my energy for tackling more to-dos tomorrow. Perhaps some tidying, seed-sowing, digging and maybe, some propagation. As ever, if you’d like to explore other gardens head over to The Propagator’s blog and enjoy reading through the comments. The participant’s guide is here. The Un-sown… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 20 August 2022

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Six on Saturday – 13 August 2022

Today started with rain, but after a cooling period, has turned into another scorcher. These cloudless sunny days have been lovely, but the hotter temperatures are a bit of a struggle. Instead of attempting to work through it, I completed my garden tasks this morning and am now basking in the shade while enjoying this… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 13 August 2022