Category Archives: allotment

Allotment Adventures: Early Morning Watering

It’s been so hot this week. One of the disadvantages of growing your own is that you have to water your own! I’ve mostly been watering in the morning, it takes about 45 minutes because I planted such water loving … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Non Lazy Summer Sunday Morning

I have this weekend and next weekend before I’m losing my weeder for a weekend. Ma is away on holiday at the the end of June which co-incides with the Open Day. Where I’m doing double duty, an hour on … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Herb Bed

This year was not a great year for rhubarb or gooseberries. The garlic and onions weren’t brilliant and the blackcurrant and broad beans got blackfly. So it would be easy to be disheartened. I’m not and one of the reasons … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: You never finish…

Last weekend we had a long list of things to do  on the plot and had assigned Sunday as the day to do it. We had popped round to deliver some compost, water and eat some strawberries on Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Morning Visits

I’ve had the plot for over a year and I have a shed but I still don’t know what I’m doing really. What I do know, is that during the growing season, you have to be present. Which means that … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Not much to report.

If traditionally a Bank Holiday weekend means lots of time on the plot, then I broke with tradition this weekend. I’m blaming the hives… We got to the plot on Saturday and watered and weeded and planted out some squash … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Rain almost stops play

We went to the allotment on Saturday full of good intentions and almost as soon at it was there, it started pouring down. So we had a cup of tea, which is the fulfillment of all my shed/greenhouse based dreams. … Continue reading

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