Category Archives: Allotment Blog

What we are doing at our allotment

MyHarvest Site

I don’t know whether you’ve seen this, but if you’re an allotmenteer (or just grow stuff at home) but MYHarvest is a research activity at Sheffield University to measure the amount of produce that we amateur gardeners produce. Go here to … Continue reading

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Mid August Review

Definitely a strange year, particularly for the tomatoes. Growing vegetables in the poly tunnel continues to be a success, with the climbing French Beans coming into play after the dwarf beans. However, the plants are really too large (or the … Continue reading

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Mid Year Review – July 2017

Our Allotment and Garden so far – July 2017 Continue reading

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New Year, Restart the Blog

Although its now February, I haven’t been doing much gardening yet but I have some plans as to what I’m going to do in 2017. This means that I start up my blog again, reporting (irregularly) what I’m doing/trying to … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and Allotment September 2016

I realise that its been a while since I reported on my tomatoes and also what has been going on at the allotment. I’ve decided that its not sensible to run two different blogs, particularly since I’m growing tomatoes (successfully) … Continue reading

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Harvest Trays & Potato Harvest

At this time of year, I begin to need storage trays for the harvest of potatoes, apples green tomatoes, etc.. I tend to use trays rather than hessian bags for the potato harvest because I find it is easier to keep a … Continue reading

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Gooseberry “Harvest”

Today I picked the Gooseberry Harvest (such as it is). Neither the red nor the white have produced a significant crop (around about 1lb of each) which is barely worth the spiked hands and arms reaching into the bush. When … Continue reading

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