Monthly Archives: October 2014

October bee activity

At this time of year beekeepers expect to be able to sit back and maybe get on with a bit of hive maintenance and possibly enjoy some of the fruits of the hive. This year has been another mild season and October continues to surprise us with unseasonably high temperatures. It would be easy to think this is conducive to the survival of our British Black …

Black Russian tomatoes

Rumour has it that the line of black tomatoes,of which there are reportedly up to 50 distinct types now in existence, were distributed by European soldiers after the Crimean war. The black variety is grown widely across Russia today and its flavour is starting to get noticed back here in Europe. The fruit itself is a large variety with a dark brown/mahogany …
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