Tomatoes are on the menu at Link Nurseries

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TOMATO fans are urged to make their way to Link Nurseries at Powick for its coffee morning and sale next Friday, September 12.

Black Krim, Ildi, Harzfeuer, Charlotte and Vanessa are just a few of the tasty and colourful toms that have been cultivated at the nursery, which provides horticultural occupational therapy for adults recovering from serious mental illness.

Black Krim tomatoes were brought back from Russia by soldiers returning from the Crimean War. Now there are believed to be over 30 varieties of black tomato originating from these heritage seeds.

Ildi is an orange grape-sized tomato whose plants can produce 80 to 100 tasty fruit on one truss, and Harzfeuer was originally an German tomato, thought to be lost until it was found that one elderly lady has saved the seeds, and it now forms the basis of the F1 hybrid varieties.

At the Friends of Link Nurseries' coffee morning, you can taste and learn more about these and the other 25 varieties being grown this year by clients, staff and volunteers.

The residents tomato expert will give a talk on growing tomatoes by organic principles, how to deal with pests and diseases and how to keep the blackbirds at bay.

The event is from 10am to noon at the nursery off Hospital Lane, and entry is free.

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10:38am Thu 4 Sep 14

Cyril Postlethwaite says...

im glad they have put tomatoes on the menu! My 3 year old needs to start eating healthy as my ex misses always feeds her junk food and microwave meals!! whenever i have my daughter round my house i always try my best to make her eat healthy but when she goes back to her mums house its back to the rubbish stuff! She is 3 years old and is a ridiculous size all down to her mother!! I think nurseries should have healthier food to encourage kids to become fit and healthy as they grow up otherwise this country will start getting obese!!!!!!!!!!!!
im glad they have put tomatoes on the menu! My 3 year old needs to start eating healthy as my ex misses always feeds her junk food and microwave meals!! whenever i have my daughter round my house i always try my best to make her eat healthy but when she goes back to her mums house its back to the rubbish stuff! She is 3 years old and is a ridiculous size all down to her mother!! I think nurseries should have healthier food to encourage kids to become fit and healthy as they grow up otherwise this country will start getting obese!!!!!!!!!!!! Cyril Postlethwaite
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10:43am Thu 4 Sep 14

Pammy-Sue says...

Tomatoes are everything. I especially like Tangy Tom Tomato crisps. So overwelmed by this news. I hope your daughter manager to lose some weight.
Tomatoes are everything. I especially like Tangy Tom Tomato crisps. So overwelmed by this news. I hope your daughter manager to lose some weight. Pammy-Sue
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10:51am Thu 4 Sep 14

Cyril Postlethwaite says...

I totally agree Pam, tomatoes are the best... i like tomatoes with pretty much everything i eat, Chilli con carne, Spaghetti, Sausage and chips, Coco pops, Full english
I totally agree Pam, tomatoes are the best... i like tomatoes with pretty much everything i eat, Chilli con carne, Spaghetti, Sausage and chips, Coco pops, Full english Cyril Postlethwaite
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11:21am Thu 4 Sep 14

NigelThornberry says...

If I had been paid £1 for every tomato I'd ever eaten I'd have £1 and a nasty after-taste in my mouth.
If I had been paid £1 for every tomato I'd ever eaten I'd have £1 and a nasty after-taste in my mouth. NigelThornberry
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11:22am Thu 4 Sep 14

Cyril Postlethwaite says...

Look Nigel dont hate on tomatoes, they are gorgeous
Look Nigel dont hate on tomatoes, they are gorgeous Cyril Postlethwaite
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11:26am Thu 4 Sep 14

NigelThornberry says...

Pipe down Cyril, I can think what I want. And another thing, a few tomatoes aint gonna be enough to solve the fact that you daughter looks like a small whale
Pipe down Cyril, I can think what I want. And another thing, a few tomatoes aint gonna be enough to solve the fact that you daughter looks like a small whale NigelThornberry
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3:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

pinkfluff says...

What a weird and offensive thread.....that went downhill quite quickly :-(
What a weird and offensive thread.....that went downhill quite quickly :-( pinkfluff
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3:09pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Pammy-Sue says...

Nigel, that is bang out of order.. Its not Cyril's fault this news artcitle reminds him of his daughter who is by the sounds of it ..very plump and juicy!
Nigel, that is bang out of order.. Its not Cyril's fault this news artcitle reminds him of his daughter who is by the sounds of it ..very plump and juicy! Pammy-Sue
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3:14pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Cyril Postlethwaite says...

I agree with Pinkfluff... Nigel you are an A hole!!! Pammy why are you being a sarcastic B*tch
I agree with Pinkfluff... Nigel you are an A hole!!! Pammy why are you being a sarcastic B*tch Cyril Postlethwaite
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