Reliable raspberries, thriving in the garden every year! As somebody for whom eating healthily doesn’t come naturally, some tasty fruit growing hassle free in our own back garden, is most welcome. Potatoes, onions, radishes, peas and carrots (Just!) have come good. As for tomatoes… we’ll wait until October for a very small soup! What haveContinue reading “Raspberries”

Apple Trouble!

Earlier this summer, I posted about our apple tree… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/07/11/apple-tree/ Not for the first time, it appears as though it might be diseased! Online research leads me to believe that it’s possibly apple scab and that eradicating such disease is virtually impossible. It seems that many trees aren’t resistant and that removing this tree andContinue reading “Apple Trouble!”

Tomato, Red Pepper and Onion Soup

Sadly. only the onions are from the garden but this soup is a healthy and far superior alternative to any canned option. The ingredients are chopped then cooked on a low heat. Ideally, bake for around half an hour then simmer with stock (Beef or vegetable) for at least the same length of time. Don’tContinue reading “Tomato, Red Pepper and Onion Soup”

Tomatoes on the Move

With warm weather upon us, I’ve transferred my tomatoes outside. Here’s my previous tomato related post… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/05/02/tomatoes-take-two/ The three tomato and three cherry tomato plants seem to be growing at different rates and in truth, appear a little feeble. One of my daughters immediately grabbed one… but I rescued it and put it back! TheirContinue reading “Tomatoes on the Move”

Tomatoes: Take Two!

My daughters allegedly got their hands on my tomatoes and threw them all over the summerhouse/shed floor… so we go again! I’ve put three cherry and three normal tomato seeds in one tray. This time they’re starting off in the kitchen rather than the summerhouse/shed. Historically, our tomatoes haven’t come through until as late asContinue reading “Tomatoes: Take Two!”

Tomatoes… hopefully!

I’ve planted three tomato and three cherry tomato seeds in the hope of being able to make some soup later this year. In hindsight, I should’ve potted them a few weeks ago ahead of the warm weather that we had. The temperature has since dropped with warnings of further freezes to come. Hopefully they’ll getContinue reading “Tomatoes… hopefully!”