And the Winner Is…

It’s come to that time of year when I work out which of the – gosh – nine varieties of tomato I tried this year are worth growing again and which – if any – is the winner of best in show. First out of the box is Sweet & Neat, a teeny, compact bush with…

Tumbling Bruschetta, Batman!

After the dreary recognition that 70% of my tomatoes had been lost to blight I found myself looking for plus points. Yay! Good, old fashioned, bog-standard Tumbling Tom has come to the rescue. So far none of the window boxes I planted up with Tumbling Tom have succumbed and they’re producing in profusion. To be…

On Test: Celery ‘Peppermint Stick’

I’ve never grown celery before. I’ve always been a bit scared of the whole blanching-thing – the trench digging, the wrapping up and filling in, just for a few sticks of something I’m not that fond of. Recently, though, I’ve started appreciating celery more – as a child I couldn’t even bear to smell it….