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You know how the other week, I said it had been a disappointing growing year? Well, this is a case in point. This potato was the funniest shaped vegetable we grew this year. How disappointing is that, huh? Sure, he’s got a face but that’s not comedy testicles, is it?

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I thought I’d share a little link love this afternoon – stuff I’ve seen on other frugal living, growing & cooking sites that I think you might enjoy too. First up, Kate from Living the Frugal Live has revisited two seasonal posts from last year: her quick & easy leaf compost trick and collecting & [...]

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So the summer growing season is just about over here. We’ve still got some chillis growing and ripening, and there is some winter-time veg still on the go, but the summer is just about done. As our first summer in our new house, I always said it was going to be a year of experimentation [...]

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Here’s the first recipe from my preserving marathon on Tuesday: spicy marrow chutney. With all the different spices, it’s got a very full taste rather than a one-note blast of chilli heat. It’s not the texture of either smooth jelly-like jam nor chunky like Branston — although it would be possible to make it like [...]

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On Saturday, I harvested the last of the marrows – just under 10kg in total. We’ll get some more courgettes yet – a dozen more or so at least – but they’ve slowed down their production enough that we’ll keep on top of them now so no more massive ones. I decided to bring them [...]

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A weekend away (on a great cheesemaking short course) means I’m behind on the garden again, sigh… As well as trying to give encouragement to the bit behind the curve summer veg in the greenhouse, I’m trying to clear space for the winter/spring veg too. I know I should be grateful that most of the [...]

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