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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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Harvest week ending 5th July

At this time of year, I always find it amazing both how quickly things come to harvest and how quickly they finish. Its also the time of the produce glut. Not that we get a lot of any one thing, … Continue reading

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The end of the first Sunny Week of Spring?

This week has been very productive at the allotment. Warm and sunny (until now when its windy and raining which is why I’ve come home from the allotment). So this week I’ve: Dug over three¬†of the allotment beds; Sowed and … Continue reading

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Pickled Beetroot

This is the time of year when the allotment is producing more than we can eat. So the objective is to turn as much as possible into stuff that is nice to eat and will store for a reasonable length … Continue reading

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Allotment Cropping

Sitting here, looking at the rain makes me grateful that I won’t have to go watering. The allotment is going well with Broad Beans, Peas, Mangetout, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Broccoli, Potatoes and Courgettes all adding to the number of vegetables … Continue reading

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Beetroot – Best Root Vegetable?

In my opinion, Beetroot is the best root vegetable to grow. Its very forgiving (you can sow it badly and it still crops well), it doesn’t need a lot of looking after, grows well, can be stored in a number … Continue reading

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Beginnings of Life at the allotment

Whilst everything seems late this year, there are at last signs of production at the allotment. We’ve got the first flowers on the strawberries, the blossom on the apple trees is beginning to show (and at home as well) and … Continue reading

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