Successes and Failures. 13th Sept 2019

It’s been a strange year for growing and as usual never ceases to surprise us with its ups and downs. The weather has been a main contributor to both successes and failures w
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Bumper Crops. 26th Aug 2019.

We have had a bumper crop of onions and celery this year. The onions are almost the size of show onions which are normally grown from special seed. These were sets (tiny onions) wh
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In Full Flow. 2nd Aug, 2019

This is the time when we reap the benefits of all our hard work on the allotment earlier in the season. There is little to do apart from weeding and watering and enjoying the fruit
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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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