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Vegetables at Downside – tomatoes, sticcoli, squash, kale and lovage

Tomatoes There really is nothing like the taste of home-grown tomatoes.  Part of the reason for this is that, unlike other fruits, say apples or bananas, they stop producing the volatile flavour-giving molecules once they have been chilled.  The reddening and softening process continues but the flavour does not develop...
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Tomatoes with several Cordon varietiesat Downside

The first tomato plants are ready now for those of you with some heat. Leave the plants in their pots until you can see a little yellow on the first flowers. This will encourage an earlier, lower first truss. It is worthwhile starting the season with a pot of determinate...
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