Going to Seed. 12th July, 2019

It seems to be a year of plants going to seed. Every year presents new challenges when growing and this year is no exception. We think it must be the extremes in weather which we h
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Picking the Produce

It’s lovely to see the allotment full of plants and looking good. We only have the French beans to plant up and apart from weeding we can sit back and reap the rewards of all
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Battling with the Weeds and Bugs – 24th May, 2019

I’ve mentioned in an earlier blog that our allotment has been re-arranged this year. We have lost part of our old plot and had to take on a new section which is full of weeds
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Comfrey and Nettle Fertiliser – May 3rd, 2019

About this time of year we try to make a fertiliser from comfrey and nettles. We have both these plants growing wild around the edges of the allotment so it’s easy to collect
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No Dig Potatoes – April 12th, 2019

I’ve wanted to try no dig potatoes for years now. In fact I’d really like to practice more no dig gardening but as hubby does most of the work on the allotment I have a
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A New Season Begins – March 24th, 2019

This time of year is all about planning what we are going to grow this season and working out what will go where. But it’s also good to go up to the allotment and see what has ov
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Putting the Plot to Bed. 26th Oct 2018

Although we are still picking vegetables, some sections are now empty and are ready to put to bed for the winter. As we remove the last plants from a bed we also remove any weeds a
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Highs and Lows of the Season. 5th October 2018

Largely due to the good weather it has been a pretty successful year on the allotment and the sunshine has made it pleasant to be there. There have been some crops however which ha
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