Jo Drysdall's Blog – March 2010 Archive (2)

Hi, my name is Jo and I have a tomato problem... or did.

I do believe I've finally solved the tomato sauce problem. Not that I think I've ever mentioned I had a tomato sauce problem but, you know, people tend to be secretive about these things.

In the past whenever I've made tomato sauces, purées or concentrates to bottle or freeze they always end up with a bitter after-taste. Sometimes it's strong, sometimes it's barely noticeable, but it's always there. Last

night I finally managed to make one that was sweet and flavourful, without… Continue

Added by Jo Drysdall on March 18, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

After Summer, the Fall

The garden is becoming wild, with yellows, greys and browns emerging

from amongst the green that was once so dense. The sparser cover serves

to help ripen the pumpkins before frosts set in.

My remaining first plantings of carrots are becoming more and more riddled with the

little brown tunnels of carrot-fly larvae. My parsnips, planted a little

earlier, are developing rust spots.

I'm not worried, though. They've been in the ground a long time - if I'd had… Continue

Added by Jo Drysdall on March 14, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

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