Category Archives: Tomatoes

I sowed tomato seed today

I sowed tomato seed today, lots of it.  Because my parents have gone all grey nomad and headed north for what remains of the winter I am sowing seed for them as well.  As a result I’ve sown quite a … Continue reading

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Top 5 – Ways to Kill a Tomato Plant

OK so the title is a little over the top, but my daughter has been particularly melodramatic of late and I think its rubbed off.  What the post is really about is the mistakes I have made over the years, … Continue reading

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I cook pasta at least once a week, actually that sentence should probably read I cook Pasta Puttanesca about once a week.  I cook pasta more often but serve it with different sauces on the other days.  Puttanesca, or prostitutes pasta if … Continue reading

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Dead ‘orse

I have been preserving tomatoes this week.  Not my tomatoes, my father’s, so I have given this post his name for tomato sauce.   My dad always used to call tomato sauce dead horse – I suspect he’s not alone in this, … Continue reading

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Growing Tomatoes – Part 4 – Tomato Envy

I ripped out 3 of my tomato plants earlier in the week.  The Broad Ripple Currant, the Sweet F1 Hybrid and the Baby Red Pear  were all looking pretty much dead, so all came out and I can give that part … Continue reading

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