No more green tomato chutney: how to cure blighted tomato fruit by Dr David Shaw of the Savari Trust
3 August 2011.
Outdoor tomatoes have been a disaster for many smallholders and
gardeners in the last few seasons due to the warm, wet conditions
that favour late-blight disease. And not just in U.K. but in N.E.
USA where even large growers have reported crop failure. It is
tragic on any scale when a heavy yield of green tomatoes gradually
rots before they have a chance to ripen as the blight arrives in mid
to late summer.
11 July 2011.
Some years ago, when working at the Vegetarian Society cookery school, I was having a conversation with a couple of meat eating students who had come to learn how to cook for their newly vegetarian children. During this discussion, one stated that she had never eaten aubergine. Gleefully, I was able to turn the usual question non-meat eaters are asked on its head (‘What do you eat if you don’t eat meat’) by replacing the word ‘meat’ with ‘aubergine’.
7 July 2011.
Sow spring cabbage
It is easy to forget about sowing when harvests are at their height, but if you can keep up the momentum now, you can be sure of making the most of your soil and the better weather conditions to allow young plants to establish before autumn arrives.
1 July 2011.
The Whitgift School garden in North Lincolnshire goes from strength to strength and now serves more children than ever. As important as the serious aspect of learning about gardening and where food comes from however, is that the children are having fun. As John Cavill explains.
2 June 2011.
Soya beans are also delicious as a green crop. Just a few will add a lovely crisp texture to salads. The dried beans have numerous culinary uses. Anything one might make of milk such as cream and cheese can be made using soya beans.
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