Kate's garden

Beautiful tigarella tomatoes which I used to make chutney.





This morning I made chutney :-)

I have made it before and its such a great way to use green tomatoes from the garden. Should be ready to taste in a couple of months; a jar of this also makes a great Christmas gift.

This is the recipe I used, I read all the comments and followed the advice about using less vinegar and adding extra spice.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2865/green-tomato-chutney





angelgardenblog:

My tomato plants are developing a whole lot of roots along the stem. Is that bad or what. #garden #gardening #tomatoes #rain #weather #storm



Can you top up the soil around these roots? It will help more nutrients get to the plant. If you have a big plastic plant pot you can cut out the bottom and a slit up the side, place it around the stem and fill this with compost.

Find a picture of what I am trying to describe here: 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jqOw52FJlbo/TdVqx14-M0I/AAAAAAAADbM/pKqvu9sI1gE/s1600/Pictures%2B021.jpg

angelgardenblog:

My tomato plants are developing a whole lot of roots along the stem. Is that bad or what. #garden #gardening #tomatoes #rain #weather #storm

Can you top up the soil around these roots? It will help more nutrients get to the plant. If you have a big plastic plant pot you can cut out the bottom and a slit up the side, place it around the stem and fill this with compost. Find a picture of what I am trying to describe here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jqOw52FJlbo/TdVqx14-M0I/AAAAAAAADbM/pKqvu9sI1gE/s1600/Pictures%2B021.jpg




This year I have decided to try and preserve the apples from our tree. I cooked them with cinnamon and allspice and put them in bags for the freezer. I will use them in pies and crumble.





The greenhouse has been very productive this year, the tomatoes have been delicious but are nearly over now :-(

Cucumbers are on the way and aubergines have some lovely flowers (fingers crossed!)





Apples from the tree in the garden :-)

They are so tasty and every year I let most of them fall off the tree for the wasps to eat; so this year I have decided to try and preserve some for winter. Watch this space!





Runner beans are such an easy vegetable to grow.

If you are thinking about growing your own next year here are 3 different methods: traditional bamboo wigwam, over an arch or trellis, in a large container (here you can see I used an inexpensive plastic trug which I simply drilled some holes in the bottom of). Just pop the seeds in the ground or container in early summer once nights have warmed up and all risk of frost has passed. These plants really hate cold so I have found its best to wait until it has really started warming up outside before planting.

If you have runner beans in your garden remember to keep picking, the more you pick the more you get!





Lovely Norfolk





Part 7: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.





Some flowers picked from the garden this morning.





Part 6: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.





Part 5: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.





Our harvest this morning. These tomatoes are a variety called Golden Nugget, they are always a heavy, early cropper with lovely sweet yellow fruits.

I would highly recommend this variety it has always been really successful for me.





hortushorrei:

Lavatera trimestris seeds gathered today in the Hortus Horrei, Mantua.

My mums garden always has a lavetera growing somewhere. These seed pods remind me of my childhood, I remember picking them off the plant and popping all the seeds off each pod.

(via misadventured-piteous-overthrows)