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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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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