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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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Tomato, Sweetcorn and Bacon Soup

At this time of year, we always get more stuff from the allotment than we know what to do with. We give as much as we can to our children but they all live miles away so it doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Spicy Tomato Ketchup Recipe

Despite the fact that it doesn’t look as though we are going to get as many tomatoes by the end of the year as last year, at the moment we are ahead and last weeks 11.5 kilos of tomatoes means … 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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Allotment crop – 12th July

We’re visiting the allotment every other day now. I find that this means that I don’t pick the fruit and vegetables before they’re ripe. In the past, by going every day, we’ve ended up picking things before they’re fully ripe … Continue reading

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Salad and Fruit

The main crops of the week have been the end of the redcurrants, raspberries, rhubarb, gooseberries (both red and green), the first blackberries, peas (both Mangetout and Podded), courgettes (which still haven’t burst into life but are producing a handful … Continue reading

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