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  1. The Start of Apple Wine

    by , 03-09-2008 at 08:27 AM
    So I did make a start on the wine finally. I had some quite nice windfall apples from my allotment from a couple of different trees. I peeled and cored them as the recipe called for it. But because I figure there must be some flavour in the core, I threw in a few bits and seeds too. The recipe said to slice the apple - I chose to mince it in my food processor. Much easier. It also said to add blueberries, but as I had none handy, I used sultanas. There were other recipes calling for raisins, and ...
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  2. It's here at last!

    by , 31-08-2008 at 02:19 PM
    I guess it was inevitable...

    ...blight arrived in the garden this week.

    True to form, it's gone straight for the San Marzano, knocking out a Golden Sunrise en-route.

    So far, Brandywine and all the small fruited plants are unaffacted but they will be discovered sooner or later.

    The good thing is that I started toms off really early, so we've been eating them for six weeks already. It's a damn shame to lose any, but it could have been worse ...
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  3. An Exciting Start

    by , 28-08-2008 at 07:41 PM
    I already have two blogs out there in cyberspace. One about the process of trying to get married in Germany when living there as a foreigner and another about the subsequent move to the UK after Germany. If you are interested in either, drop me a line and I will let you know about them. Or if you are a clever Googler, you should be able to find them from that.

    But I always find myself wanting to talk about my allotment and gardening on my other blog. Sometimes it's appropriate, but ...
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  4. My Blog

    by , 26-08-2008 at 02:40 PM
    My Blog Page is:

    theoldtoolshed
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  5. August plenty

    by , 24-08-2008 at 11:00 AM
    Often, my veg peak in July and tail off through August. This year, however, I've tried hard to keep sowing and things have stretched out really well.

    At the moment it's peak harvest (volume wise) for tomatoes and courgettes. They can get rather tedious, it has to be said.

    Today I harvested my first parsnip (Avonresister). I can't stand the things, but I've grown them for my partner and mother who are very keen. I've also pulled a few Autumn King carrots - they are ...
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