Friday, 27 November 2009

Heritage tomatoes - they don't make them like they used to!

It is nearly the end me November and I have left a tomato plant in a small raised bed as an experiment. The variety is Tibet Appel, which I got last year from Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library. The plant was late and the claim is that the seed came from Tibet and thrives outside in cooler conditions. Well it has been very chilly in Norfolk and the fruits are still developing well. Only got 3 fruits but at least that will be plenty to get seeds from for next year. If you want to grow vegetables that are more diverse, interesting and taste better in many cases, them I recommend joining the Heritage Seed Library. Could be a good Christmas gift for someone?

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Eco and ethical Christmas stocking from Biome Lifestyle

Christmas is coming and I received an email from Alex at Biome Lifestyle telling me about her business and offering me a free Christmas stocking.

I haven't heard of the company before so had a quick look at their web site and was quite impressed with the company's commitment to ethics and the environment in sourcing its products.

Received the stocking and it is a bit too stylish for my young children and not nearly kitsch enough but maybe it will be just the thing for my wife.

Anyway, thanks to Biome Lifestyle for the excellent stocking and as Christmas approaches, I'd recommend looking for some present ideas on their web site.