For those who grow tomatoes, there are two schools, the gardeners who suppress the greedy ones - we also say prune tomato plants - et the others, those who leave them considering that a foodie is a new branch, and that’s it.
To remove the greedy, is initially a technique initiated by professional market gardeners. This suppression of gourmands is there for a few simple reasons: to accelerate the growth of fruits and therefore their availability for sale and to facilitate the daily harvest. This is optimization. Obviously, on a farm, the tomato plants are developed over time in a staggered manner in order to optimize harvests throughout the season.
So what are the benefits of thirst-quenching and stripping?
Bigger fruit, early harvest, faster ripe fruit, easier harvest?
That's it, it is for these reasons that garden professionals and gardeners who use the same techniques suppress the greedy and also to produce a size that will allow the development of fruits from the bottom of the plant to the top max, 2 meters.
Some things to consider:
On the one hand, for an amateur gardener, this job is not so simple, nor without risk.
Removing the gourmands produces wounds on the tomato plants and it is absolutely necessary to help them heal these wounds using lithothamne powder (algae) for example or even by brushing the wounds with clay at the same time. than the size. Tomato plants, when pruned and drained, use energy for healing, which weakens the tomato plant a bit. The decrease in leaf area, since It is also through the leaves that tomato plants benefit from the sun and feed on water, can slow down the plant in fruit production, and be partially weakened and sometimes contract fungal diseases ...
More and more often, organic producers are reluctant to suppress the greedy ones. Some have also seen a very large improvement in fungal diseases, which "proves" - if I can use that word - that there is a real impact of height on diseases. It also seems that in reality the fruits are not smaller, but reach the same size as on a pruned plant in more time.
Things are also different over time, as the number of fruits per plant is greater.
As amateur gardeners, sensitive to nature, and not using phytosanitary products, the idea of leaving nature intact suits us well. The idea that a tomato plant will benefit from more weather, therefore more sun / light, therefore more flavor is also good for us. And the real difference between “FOR” and “AGAINST” undoubtedly lies there. Better quality fruits, more resistant to storage and "enhanced" flavors. When you are a gardener, it is really for these reasons and not to start eating tomatoes in February that you grow them.
So let's give the fruits time to grow, watch them grow with admiration and taste them with passion in the kitchen!
Should we eliminate the tomato greedy?
There is more and more debate about removing suckers from tomato plants. Organic cultivation, less intensive, brought to light new practices in tomato cultivation. Indeed, respecting the plant, without suppressing the greedy, we noticed a certain number of positive elements, such as better resistance to garden diseases. But what are the real advantages of this practice, the point with Our website
Attracted by the countries of northern Europe at the moment, I am taking you today for a walk in the Swedish capital. You might as well be clear right away that the city is not a must in terms of gastronomy, but I managed to find some nice places there. Welcome to the land of meatballs, smoked fish and cinnamon rolls!
After getting off the plane at Arlanda Airport, the question arises of how to get to the city center. After ruling out the overpriced taxi option, we chose the Arlanda Express, which in 18 minutes by comfortable train took us to the central station. Of course, it will cost 180 Kr per person (or 350 Kr for two) against 99 Kr for the bus ... but it takes almost an hour to reach the city center and remains dependent on traffic jams. So it all depends on your time of arrival and the traffic. The next question will be logically: should I take a transport card? Everything will depend on the location of your accommodation. If you are in the hyper center, your feet should be fine. As soon as you move away a little, the bus, tram, metro or boat option can be welcome. As the price of the ticket is 45 Kr per unit, your calculation will be quick. There is also a Pass including entry to some museums, but I find it quite expensive as many museums are free and the Pass does not of course include all the others.
A small point of geography is now required. Stockholm is an archipelago made up of 14 islands, 4 of which are main linked by bridges. These overlook Lake Mädaren and the mouth of the Baltic Sea. In the center is Galam stan which was founded in the 13th century and is dominated by the Royal Palace or Kungliga Slottet. Oh oh… I see Ikea regulars wriggling !!… No need to learn your favorite catalog by heart: everyone speaks English in Stockholm. It is still astonishing to recognize French sounding words like “restaurang” or “toalet”. Galam Stan is a good starting point to discover Stockholm by starting with its oldest history by strolling through its streets with colorful houses. The visit of the castle, especially interesting for the royal apartments, allows to understand that the current royal family is descended from the French Bernadotte who was king of Sweden from 1818 to 1844 under the name of Karl III Johan. Nearby are the St. Nicholas Cathedral (Storkykan in v.o.) and the German Church (Tyska Kyrkan). Once you have walked through this pretty neighborhood colorful houses do not hesitate to sit down at the Cafe Schweizer below the castle. You will certainly be attracted to its storefront strewn with oranges. The appealing product of the place is indeed their fresh juice to accompany a classic Smörgås with shrimp or salmon. Much like the Copenhagen Smorrebrods I told you about here, you'll find these open sandwiches all over town. Apart from these, Café Schweizer also offers salads, small dishes and pretty homemade desserts in an original and warm setting. Besides orange juice the house also offers soda, beer and coffee at reasonable prices.
Now is the time to have a drink. Sweden is quite paradoxical in this area. Indeed, coffee seems to be the national drink, but the self-service one in many restaurants obviously holds more sock juice than coffee. If you want to escape this annealed coffee available on stoves, you will have to ask for an Expresso. I report this to you without having tested the thing because I do not drink coffee. On the other hand, as a tea host, I was pleasantly surprised to see myself systematically offering a wide choice of loose teas!
In regards to the alcohol the Swedish government has a very restrictive policy. Therefore any alcohol above 3.5 ° is sold in state stores called Systembolaget. Supermarkets therefore only offer non-alcoholic drinks or drinks below 3.5 °. As for the prices of wine, they are frankly prohibitive since all imported. This of course also applies to the wine sold in the restaurant.
Let's come back to our discovery of Stockholm. One of the city's nerve centers is Slussen. This vast square, currently totally under construction and for several years to come, hosts a metro station and a huge bus terminal which will soon be installed under the rock that dominates the place. This is where the Stadsmuseet (free) which allows you to understand how the city gradually developed. Coming out of there stands a public elevator, the Katarinahissen, inaugurated in 1881. Although now closed for safety and construction reasons, its footbridge is accessible and provides an original view of the city. From there it is possible to take a pleasant stroll around the island of Sodermalm. Long remained a worker, this district is in full revival. Its old colored wooden houses are its originality. A nice view of the city is offered at Mosebacke Torg. It is possible to have a drink and a snack at the café installed on this terrace where outdoor concerts are scheduled or to eat at the restaurant of the Södra Teatern, theater currently under repair, dedicated to world music. The weekend brunch is offered here for 325 Kr. The view over the city, the musical group and the quality of the dishes on offer are well worth it. Most restaurants in museums and hotels offer this brunch option, which can be interesting. It seems that the Fotografiska Museet is also of good quality. No time to test because you have to make choices over a weekend!
The most recent museums seem to have invested in the dining area offering it a breathtaking view. This is the case with Moderna Museet (free) which is located on the island of Skeppsholmen. This beautiful setting hosts a lovely collection of modern and contemporary artists including Niki de Saint Phalle and Picasso. After the visit, don't hesitate to take a break " Fika ", That is to say a coffee accompanied by some sweets, at the café-restaurant from which the view is breathtaking Norrmalm and Djugården.
The island of Djugården hosts several important museums. Among them the unmissable Vasamuseet. Do not miss this unique place built to accommodate the Vasa, a huge warship which was inaugurated in 1628 and sank in the port of Stockholm in 5 minutes! The total loose for King Gustav II Adolph, but the opportunity for us to discover this magnificent ship which was preserved in the silt of the port from which it did not come out until 1961. The visit is fascinating! Not far from there is the very last museum opened in Stockholm to the glory of the national musical pride: ABBA of course. We preferred to discover the park Skansen very close, leaving thrill seekers the priority for the amusement park of Gröna Lund Tivoli. Skansen Park has hosted since 1891 a collection of Swedish houses from the 14th to the early 20th century, the collection of which was initiated by a passionate teacher. Besides the superb constructions ranging from farms to craftsmen's stalls to school that have been transported here from different parts of Sweden, this gigantic park also offers a zoo and children's games. Several places to eat on site to taste the traditional ones, for example meatballs accompanied by mash which is a great local classic. I must admit that I am not very fond of them because I find them quite bland and too mixed. On the other hand, we pushed the door of the very pretty Cafe Petissan located in the village part of Skansen. This is a real café installed in the park in 1907 after having been established since 1870 on Observatory Hill in Stockholm. The perfect place for a break in the tiny room or better yet in the pretty garden. Sock juice version for coffee but choice of teas is satisfactory and especially delicious homemade pastries to choose from the buffet.
Be sure to visit the island of Kungsholmen to visit the Stadshuset. Competing with those of Berlin and Copenhagen built in the same style I find it outperforms them. So of course it's all about style! Let's say the building is massive to say the least, in the "National Romantic" style dating back to 1923. The blue courtyard, which is only in name, reminded me of the Doge's Palace in Venice. As for the different rooms, they are all more surprising than the others. Guided tour with charge every day.
If you are hungry and have a good budget, do not hesitate to cross one of the bridges that take you to the neighborhoods of Norrmalm and of Ostermalm. Change of decor and atmosphere with luxury boutiques and more modern buildings. In the center stands the Salulall. The original building is currently under construction so no luck! But the covered market has been temporarily installed in a nearby building. And so there it is the shock of the pupils and the taste buds. Surprised by the few food shops in the city, I was amazed by the wide range on offer here. The stalls of butchers, cheese makers, fishmongers, bakers and other caterers follow one another. There is something for everyone with even dining options on site, but the prices are very high. I didn’t see a traditional market in town during the stay, but I doubt that ordinary Stockholmers will help themselves to Sallulah!
The most reasonable undoubtedly fall back on the food trucks of the city. As such, I recommend the inevitable truck topped with a yellow herring of Nystekt Stromming. The formula composed of fried herring, mash and three sides for 80 Kr is a treat! Other options offered on Saturdays and Sundays with the many food trucks at the flea market in Hornstull.
Not shrinking from any sacrifice, I also tried the pastry Sundbergs Konditori, based not far from Nystekt Stromming, but I was not convinced. The cakes lack flavor and the cinnamon buns are too dry for my liking. All in an old-fashioned setting… blah blah!
Finally, a little getaway to offer you to become fully aware of the Stockholm archipelago and its environment. Several islands are accessible by public transport from the city center. The ideal is of course to get there by boat from the quay next to the National Museum (very pretty and free!). After an hour of sailing in the middle of islands and islets sometimes with only one or two houses, you land on Vaxholm Island. Very pretty houses next to the lake will perhaps lead you by chance (well now that I tell you it will not be) to the charming Cafe Hembygdsgarden . This is the opportunity to enter one of these pretty mansions and have lunch there in a warm setting or by the water if the weather permits. On the menu there are beautiful salads and the unmissable Smörgås with shrimps or salmon. So when it comes to desserts, it's a real festival! All this for a very reasonable price. Chance sometimes does things well!
Here we are at the end of this postcard from Stockholm. I didn’t come back with any recipes to try urgently, but this city is very pleasant and I have many fond memories of it. It remains to choose the season that suits you best to discover it. Do you prefer night or Nordic day?
Last point concerning accommodation. Having left out the somewhat expensive hotels, my choice fell on accommodation that I can only recommend. Although outside the historic center it allowed us to enjoy a nice, clean and bright apartment close to public transport and the ski station local. Ah yes ! I forgot to tell you that those who choose the winter to stay in Stockholm could even go skiing !! Okay so let's calm down all the same Hammarbybacken only has five runs and two lifts. But the thing is original enough to be pointed out. Going back to Alexander's apartment you'll find his ad here.
Do not hesitate to share in the comments your tips, gourmet or not, of Stockholm!
This year, the major sections are adopting a new pedagogy: autonomy patents. They have a booklet per period with 50 activities divided between all the skills to be worked on.
They move forward at their own pace and by choosing their activities. In their playful aspect, patents help develop autonomy, reactivate the pleasure of getting down to work and free up time for the teacher to take charge of small groups of students. At the end of the period, they receive diplomas. What pride for them!
Patents have also been set up in the middle section since the start of the school year and soon among the little ones!
Children and school team are thrilled!
In the comments on April 11, 2018 on March 15 I end with a last sowing in mid-April at this late time the plants. By the carpenters in the time they are three different things compost soil and vegetable or plant soil they are. You are a fan of jams, on the other hand, the varieties are mixed and it will be surprising to see them blossom when you put in more pots.
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This fruit tree native to Asia is present there in particular in the Himalayas and spread in Central Asia before reaching us. Spontaneous, cultivated or subspontaneous in many parts of the world, it nevertheless retains marked preferences for both soil and climate : it prefers heat to humidity, especially when the latter is stagnant. An unsuitable environment can lead to gum disease, which can ultimately be fatal, or other health problems that will also work against its longevity.
Like all fruit trees, the apricot tree needs nitrogen to develop including its foliage, potash to promote fruiting, and many other nutrients present in the soil. The development of the root system of the apricot tree is asynchronous with that of the aerial parts. The roots of the apricot tree develop more or less in depth, mainly in spring and after harvest, when the aerial parts are less active, allowing a harmonious use of these nutrients.
The apricot tree thrives in any soil as long as it is very well drained because its roots are very sensitive to excessive moisture. Clay soils are not for him, nor cold soils. It supports limestone well as long as it is not in excess, too much limestone leading to deficiencies unfavorable to good fruiting. Its preferred soil is light and loose, drained and warm, neutral to slightly calcareous.. Stony ground may also suit it. The apricot tree also needs deep soil, at least 40 cm, because its root system is pivoting, but apricot trees are generally grafted, it is the rootstock that will dictate its needs.
The apricot tree needs a lot of sun and heat for very sweet and fragrant fruits, but cold is necessary for flower induction. Cold winters don't scare him, the apricot tree is very hardy, tolerating down to -27 ° C. Its comfort zone is between 8 and 9, winters cold but spring mild. The apricot tree tolerates altitude well, up to 500 m. Wind, especially when it is cold, interferes with flowering, as do spring frosts. Flowering occurs very early, even before the leaves form, it is often destroyed by these frosts if the tree is not sufficiently protected, apricot blossoms are destroyed at -2 ° C. It is at the onset of sepals that they are most sensitive. A location in the morning sun can reduce the effects of frost. In addition, freezing during this period leads to greater susceptibility to pathogenic fungi.
In the regions north of the Loire, a location against a south-facing wall will give it back the necessary heat and UV rays. Late-flowering varieties are recommended, for less exposure to frost, and long-flowering varieties limit losses.
Most fruit trees and some ornamental plants are sold grafted. The transplant makes it possible to obtain an apricot tree identical to the original subject, and it also allows to plant in soil or in a climate that the apricot tree would not normally have tolerated, depending on the rootstock used. In addition, the rootstock allows the grafted subject to benefit from some of its characteristics: root system, vigor, resistance to diseases ... The apricot tree will also gain, among other things, better productivity, faster fruit setting, sometimes even better organoleptic qualities.
There are many possible rootstocks: apricot or peach, almond, peach, plum. The choice will be guided by the nature of your land, the climate of the region, but also by the way you will manage your apricot tree, since the vigor of the tree will be influenced both by the scion and by the carrier. graft.
Namely: it is the escutcheon graft that is preferred for grafting the apricot tree, carried out in summer, with a dormant eye. Very simple, it is a guarantee of success. The push-eye encrustation graft can also be done for apricot,
Visiting Paris remains a pleasure that is always appreciated, so visiting Paris in a bus with a panoramic roof, LE BUSTRONOME while enjoying a meal, noon or evening, is an experience, a more than tempting adventure. - The Gourmet trip is ahead of us.
The temptation is hidden in the production of a report for the 100% Mag program of the M6 channel and the proposal to play the role of a gourmet. Like Oscar Wilde "I can resist to anything, but temptation».
So here I am already on my way to the Bustronome meeting point for a gourmet meal with Margaret, while visiting Paris and its monuments since this has become possible since the beginning of October 2014.
See the 100% Mag program from October 17, 2014 on M6.
The "Paris by night" of yesteryear is getting a new lease of life, we are now far from the gloomy nights in improbable districts where the risk of a bad meeting should make the tourist on the move shudder even further from the relations priced under the monitoring a "julot snack", or even the little women of Pigalle indulging in striptease in shady cabarets, the ladle is no longer successful!
Désormais la place de choix et dévolue à la gastronomie la gastronomie envahie tout notre univers, les recettes, les livres de cuisine, les couvertures des magazines, les émissions de télévision, le cinéma et les plaisirs de la table, les conversations entre amis ! c'est devenu impossible d'y échapper.
Pour la visite touristique de Paris le bus à impériale est aménagé de façon confortable afin de recevoir les convives dans de bonnes conditions et les larges vitres découvrent tout le panorama d'un long trajet en admirant l'Arc de Triomphe, le Grand Palais, la place de la Concorde, l'Opéra Garnier, la Pyramide du Louvre, Notre-Dame, le musée d'Orsay, le Trocadéro, la tour Eiffel, les Champs-Elysées. et retour au point de départ.
La visite dure 2 heures au déjeuner et 2 heures 30 le soir.
Ce bus est une idée de Jean-Christophe Fournier et de Bertrand Mathieu, aménagé par Maxime Faure. La cuisine est confiée au traiteur «Fleurs de Mets» et son chef Vincent Thiessé en charge de nourrir les voyageurs.
La lecture de la carte, avec un menu unique à midi et un autre le soir, inspire confiance et met en appétit :
Pour le déjeuner : tarif 65 euros ou 85 euros boissons comprises - enfant 40 euros.
- millefeuille de foie gras de canard et pain d'épices, salade de jeunes pousses au parfum de truffes
- filet de daurade pôelé, bouillon d'artichauts poivrade, et tomates confites au basilic
- suprême de pintade rôti, polenta aux olives de Nice et jus corsé aux girolles
- macaron aux framboises, crème acidulé et salade d'herbes au miel.
Pour le dîner : tarif 95 euros ou 125 euros boissons comprises - enfant 50 euros.
- gambas en fraicheur, taboulé de légumes croquants et salade d'herbes fraiches
- foie gras de canard sur pain végétal, sucrine, concassée et chutney de tomates
- filet de bar poêlé à la fleur de thym
- quasi de veau rôti, ganache de pommes de terre, expression de carottes et sauce vierge
- Rocamadour, huile d'olive et romarin, confit d'abricot
- biscuit Sacher, crémeux de chocolat gianduja
- café arabica et tuile grué.
Alors, c'est comment ?
La visite est épatante, le circuit original dans la ville et la vision de monuments vus d'en haut est une belle découverte, on admire l'architecture sans obstacles et la traversée de Paris est une réussite. Sans la moindre hésitation le voyage vaut le coup.
Et la gastronomie annoncée ?
Ce n'est pas la même histoire, hélas la « gastronomie créative » et le « dépaysement gastronomique » promis n'étaient pas au rendez-vous avec nous, ce soir là ils avaient manqué le bus ! La nourriture servie n'est pas indigne, c'est celle d'un traiteur correct la déception provient d'une promesse gastronomique impossible à tenir dans un tel lieu ambulant et exigu. Une annonce de cuisine plus modeste et une réalisation plus simple, avec de beaux produits bien cuisinés, tournée vers le style «bistronomique», permettrait, sans promesse fausse et contrariante, de faire accepter facilement le prix du voyage de ce «bustronome».
Faut-il y aller ?
Affirmatif. Il faut y aller pour le magnifique voyage dans Paris qui est une excellente alternative au traditionnel circuit en bateau sur la Seine.
Ne manquez pas ça, vous passerez un très bon moment et conserverez des images et des souvenirs inoubliables !
Photos : 1 : Le bustronome - 2 : gambas en fraicheur, taboulé de légumes croquants et salade d'herbes fraiches - 3 : filet de bar poêlé à la fleur de thym - 4 : quasi de veau rôti, ganache de pommes de terre, expression de carottes et sauce vierge - 5 : biscuit Sacher, crémeux de chocolat gianduja.
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