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A year for experiments? just in case there isn't a next one...


This year like many of us I have had some health problems. However despite a strategically inopportune hospital visit some Kind Persons I didn’t realise I had in my life, decided the tomato and pepper plants (we tend not to grow from seed here as I have found) that I had previously bought and were getting stunted, shouldn’t go to waste so hey presto the Marmande tomatoes etc. got put in the ground and the peppers I’d never managed to grow before got potted on.

A celebration of how adversity brings gardeners together! Many thanks to all who have helped me… The Marmande tomatoes are currently bending their custom-hewn stakes and I’m surely I’ll shortly be frantically searching for tomate recipes, and I’ve never had thym and lavender as good!

Nevertheless, you do get some unexpected results (see attached photo)!

Errm did this one “turn left at Calais” ? – a satnav misdirection? The crib sheet (translated from the French, Doux Poivrons (sweet peppers)) says these plants will produce long, strong fruits

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A bit like those long grill peppers.....just turning up their toes like turkish slippers or curly sheeps horns. :0)
sure the'll taste nice though. :0)

12 Aug, 2013


Ahhh, one of the perks of gardening is oddly shaped veg! :-) How lovely you had willing hands to help when you were down. Hope you're feeling better soon.

12 Aug, 2013


ps the Marmande tomatoes are growing beyond belief (green tomato and red pepper and garlic pickle, anyone, even if they don't achieve maturity in time? the jolly things are huge beyond belief)and the peppers need watching to make sure they don't nudge you in the backside and both make me believe in a gardening life next season! (saving seed for a hopeful spring...)

15 Aug, 2013

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