Grow It Yourself

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This is the first in a series of monthly Grow It Yourself (GIY) blogs from Diane, one of TTL’s most keen and experienced fruit and veg growers.  These will be a regular feature so if you have any questions or topics you’d like covered, please leave a comment. December in the Garden There’s not a lot to do outside at this time of year now that the garden has gone to sleep for the winter, but there are things you can do in the comfort of your armchair, e.g. planning next year’s crop.  When planning your plot for next year, … more

Preserving Your Harvest

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Recipes & tips from our recent Transition Tuesday are linked below, just click a title. Making Jam Mincemeat & Red Onion Marmalade Recipes (not together!) Damson Chutney Sue’s green Tomato Pickle, Diane’s Bramble Jelly and Poor Man’s Capers Maryla’s kompot drink recipe Maryla’s courgette cake recipe Let me know if there are any I’ve forgotten or if you have trouble with any of the files. We also heard about drying produce in a dryer, and bottling – much eaiser than you might think, as long as you seal it when it’s all hot. Any further tips or recipes please add below. … more

Fruit!

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 We are busy pulling together our fruit projects for this coming autumn. There are going to be three this year and you can find out more by going to the Harvest page. Now correct me if I’m wrong but I am pretty sure that Letchworth gardens were originally planted with different fruit trees so that residents could share and all have a variety to eat. I know of figs, cherries, apples, pears, plums, greengages…. I would really like to know more about this. Are there any local history experts out there that know more? But whether it was on purpose or … more

Time to get those seeds in

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 It is planting time already! It must be said I haven’t got very far yet this year but I am really relishing the idea of seeing those first tiny seedlings appearing, knowing how big and strong and vigourous the plants are going to be and good the food is going to taste. Not only that, the feeling of escaping the computer and being out in the fresh air cannot be beaten. LDGA Store Opening Times The store is open on a Wednesday from 13.00 to  14.00 and on Sunday from 09.00 to 12.30. It is located at Flint Road Allotments, … more