I saw this idea on the web somewhere, sorry I will get better at citing my sources of inspiration. If you have bananas that have seen better days stick them in the freezer. Then when you fancy a banana smoothie take them out,
don’t worry they looked like that when they went in but perfect on the inside.
I roughly chopped them (not sure that this necessary) and put in blender with 1/2 pint of semi-skim milk. Gave it a good blend and that’s it.
It was a very thick icy smoothie but really nice. My 5yo came back for more so I think that’s a good test!
For those of you just joining me, I’m conducting a seed grown versus grafted tomato plant trial for Huntingdon Graden & Leisure Centre, Ali (seed) and Ele (graft).
This first update sees Ali and Ele both adding a few centimetres since they first arrived home (5/5). Ele is now measuring 55cm (added 6cm) and Ali is now measuring 35cm (added 8cm). Ele has 2 trusses developing so far, Ali has one.
Now they are all settled in I’ve given them their first feed today.
Ali, Ele & friend
Their friend’s a cherry bush variety, we’re calling Sweetie, my daughter planted up at Huntingdon Garden & Leisure’s Free Kids Club – Grow your own tomatoes (5/5).
As promised the trial has begun – grafted versus seed grown tomato plants. Huntingdon Garden and Leisure Centre invited me to conduct a trial for them. What produces more fruit, a grafted plant or a seed grown plant.
Here are my test subjects, F1 Elegance (who shall be known as Ele), a grafted plant, and Alicante (who shall be known as Ali), a seed grown plant.
5th May – the two plants have been planted into a grow bag. At the time of planting Ele measured 49cm in height and Ali measured 27cm. Already the grafted plant is looking a stronger specimen. But we shall see!