Recipes, Uncategorized

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

Garden Planting - Veg, Uncategorized

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 – 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

Garden Planting - Veg, Uncategorized

Cauliflowers – An Experiment

Hurtling into the second half of the year, June was very dry. The beginning of July is trying to make up for it! Last year I had some success with Romanesco cauliflowers and this year decided to try ‘All Year Round’ variety, but with a little soil experiment. I was not organised enough in 2021… Continue reading Cauliflowers – An Experiment

Garden Planting - Veg, Polytunnel, Uncategorized

Springing Forward: Sunny Spring

Scotland is finally starting to show signs of spring, with milder weather and longer days. The last couple of weeks have been busy, sowing copious amounts of seed in preparation for summer and future harvests. I have only had one full spring and summer in this garden and as a general trend I start off… Continue reading Springing Forward: Sunny Spring

Bothby Blonde cucumber plants
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Polytunnels and Growing: 2021

Having, for several years, dreamt of having a garden, I had quite a few ideas of the fruit and veg I wanted to grow. After removing the trees and clearing the old parking spot and concrete slabs, I spent some time thinking about the space and what seeds I wanted to start. The wasteland that… Continue reading Polytunnels and Growing: 2021


Garden Failures…

A few failures! As always with my balcony garden, there are a few things I try which don’t work out. I cannot deny that I may have been overly ambitious in trying to pack as many plants into the space as possible, making it difficult to access and properly check each one for issues. 1st… Continue reading Garden Failures…