Category Archives: allotment

Allotment Adventures: September jobs

September is a strange month as we come to the end of the summer crops, everything looks a bit straggly and we have to start making decisions about whether to push a crop another week or pull it up. This … Continue reading

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Food Budget Reset

It’s September and with the sole of exception of Saturday because it’s family dinner so it won’t be OTT, I’m not drinking alcohol this month. There are two months of the year where we’re encouraged to give up drinking for … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tomatoes

We finally have some high summer veg. Just as August ends! I was beyond excited for the tomatoes and corn but didn’t think we had any cukes until I was cutting back the leaves of the rampant cucumber bed and … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

The temperatures in London went stupidly hot last week and we had 30C and over for a couple of days so just as allotmenters started to prepare themselves for an early autumn, it was summer again. This is good as … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Expansion

I think I’ve talked a little bit about my allotment neighbour, Joe and how this year has not been a good one for him. We saw him this weekend and he told us that he’s going to give up the … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Plot: Gooseberry Compote

We are nearly at the end of gooseberry season at chez Dempsey and it’s been amazing. We’ve had about 5kgs all in and even for a gooseberry loving pair it’s been a lot. I’m not sure what the variety is … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Courgettes and rain and tidying the shed

So the shed is finally tidy. We have new shelves (thanks Kathy and Adam!) and new drawers (Wilko’s finest!) and thanks to lots of tidying, it’s looking tidier. Ma still thinks there is too much stuff but I think we … Continue reading

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