Tag Archives: 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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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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Green Bean Relish

What to do with lots of French Beans? Here’s a recipe for green bean relish, something we’ve made before and is well worth the effort. We’ve been away for a couple of weeks and (for the first time) I’m growing … 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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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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Kerula Prawn Curry

This curry is one of our favourites, simple to make, tasty and easily enhanced. Its based upon this recipe from the BBC but we usually add some vegetables of our own and use our own chillies which makes for a challenge, … 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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Allotment Production

At this time of year, I often wish I kept better records of what is happening at the allotment. I record what I’ve planted/sowed and what I’ve harvested (but not how much), but I don’t know what the weather was … Continue reading

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