Tag Archives: strawberries

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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Allotment Harvest – From July 5th to August 16th

Its been a funny old year at the allotment this year. When I last posted anything about the allotment, we were is a hot spell with a reasonable amount of rain to encourage the crops. However, after that the weather … 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 weeks harvest (June 27th)

This week seems to have seen the start of various things. The weather remains cool and really dry, a couple of days with rain but, in general the surface of the allotment is hard and crusty. Whilst many people around … 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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Allotment Glut – Just for a short while

My old dictionary (a school prize in 1967) defines a glut as “supply exceeds demand”. On that basis, we have had a glut of soft fruit and are now into a glut of vegetables. However, I think that with modern … Continue reading

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