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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Still Planting. 14th September 2018

Despite netting our spring sown Cavelo Nero kale, the white butterflies still managed to infiltrate and lay their eggs. The baby caterpillars soon grew fat on the leaves and we gav
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No Dig Gardening. 24th August 2018

A friend of mine and I decided to visit each others allotments one day last week. It’s always interesting to see what others are growing and how they work their allotment but
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Gathering Gluts. 3rd August 2018

The fruit and vegetables this year seem to have come in gluts mainly I think because of the hot weather. A farmer near us has had to close his pick your own strawberries because th
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