Category Archives: Allotment Blog

What we are doing at our allotment

Potatoes – Not much

Of my eleven beds, this year two have potatoes in them. I always grow a few potatoes but concentrate on first or second earlies because maincrop always seem to get blight. I normally grow Kestrel but this year I bought … Continue reading

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The Allotment – June and Early July

Its been about a month since I last posted and in that time the allotment has been doing its wonderful thing of producing fruit and vegetables. The weather this year has been “unhelpful” (to put it mildly). A dry May … Continue reading

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Strawberries!

This year (as always) the allotment seems to have been a lot of input with little return. The garden and polytunnel have been producing rhubarb and lettuces but the allotment hasn’t given back anything other than a few Purple Sprouting … Continue reading

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Sowing and Planting at the Allotment

Its been 10 days since my last post and the garden and allotment are really bursting into spring. The weather is still very variable (with a frost last night and heavy rain yesterday) but the sun is bright and warm. … Continue reading

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A Week at the Allotment and other things

Its been an interesting and productive week. I usually complain (bitterly) about the soil at my allotment. One spit down its thick and heavy yellow clay and, whilst the layer above is good soil, it quickly goes from heavy, damp, … Continue reading

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Allotmenting in March

Like many of these blogs I suspect, entries go in fits and starts as there is something to write. I’ve spent a number of hours at the allotment over the past few weeks digging the beds in preparation for spring. … Continue reading

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Visit to the Allotment, Itchy fingers

Despite storm Gertrude, yesterday I went down to the allotment for the first time this year. I decided to walk as I need more exercise and have set myself walking targets for each month in 2016. It started windy and … Continue reading

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