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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Healthy Produce. 8th Sept 2017

We have had some really healthy produce this year on the allotment with very little in the way of pests and diseases. Some of that is down to nature itself such as weather conditio
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Fruit and Veg to Spare. 18th Aug 2017

We are at the height of production on the allotment with more vegetables and fruit arriving than we can possibly eat. I’m not keen on freezing excess down unless it’s i
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Picking and Protecting. 28th July 2017

The potatoes have been a real success this year. We only planted out one plot whereas last year we planted two, yet the yield this year has equaled last years pickings. The potatoe
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