Watering and Rescuing. 13th July 2018

I’m really feeling for the farmers at the moment with this exceptional spell of hot dry weather.. A couple of days ago we drove passed whole fields of broad beans that were d
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Strawberry Heaven. 22nd June 2018

We came back from holiday to a glut of strawberries. These must be an early ripening variety as I always think of English strawberries being at their peak when Wimbledon is on, whe
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Planting, Protecting and Producing. 1st June 2018

At last the allotment is planted up and we no longer have to water trays of produce or protect them from frost. Hopefully the delays caused by the poor weather won’t have dam
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Getting Growing at last. May 11th 2018

The photo is of my little lettuce sheltering under glass from the cold, wind, rain and snow which we have had in abundance since they were planted. I sowed the seeds in early Febru
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Still Empty. April 15th 2018

At last the weather seems to be changing but until a few days ago it has been cold and damp and nothing has been planted in the allotment. We have potatoes, broad beans and onions
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A Slow Start. 22nd March 2018

It’s been a slow start to the growing season this year. We tried to get ahead of ourselves in early February by planting a few seeds in the back garden, inside plastic rings
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Another Season Comes to an End. 20th Oct 2017

It’s that time of year when we start to put the allotment to bed. Plots that have finished producing are cleared of debris, weeded and covered with a good layer of manure whi
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Successes and Failures. 29th Sept 2017

It’s at this time of year that we review the growing year and decide if we want to make any changes for next year, and we usually do. Firstly we have decided to grow more see
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