Monthly Archives: January 2012

fresh blackcurrant jam

I made jam from freshly picked blackcurrants and compared the taste with bought stuff.  My jam had a stronger flavour and fresher taste.  It’s a really easy jam to make.  Pick 1kg of currants, and wash them.  Boil 1.5kg sugar with 800ml … Continue reading

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long stemmed rhubarb

  To grow rhubarb with really long stems, put a bucket round the crown.  Cut the bottom out of the bucket first of course. As the leaves reach for the sunlight at the top of the bucket, so it forces … Continue reading

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Spiral Tomato Stakes

These aluminium spiral stakes are ideal for tomatoes as you don’t need to tie the plant to the stake. You just wind the plant round the stake as it grows, it’s so simple. Be sure to take out the laterals … Continue reading

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“See how my garden grows”

  “See how my garden grows”.  I have planted two more courgettes because often plants get powdery mildew and peter out before the season has finished, so by planting more latter, I hope to prolong the season. I planted peas … Continue reading

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