Tag Archives: allotment adventures

Allotment Adventures: Maintenance

After last week’s excitement, the plot really needed some attention. As ever this time of year, both the weeds and the things you want to grow are all thriving. So we picked: beetroot, carrots, salad, gooseberries, I gave the mint … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Award Winner!

As I mentioned on Monday, Ma and I won an award at the Open Day for basically being nice and wanting to help our allotment neighbour as much as we can.Taking on the plot has had so many benefits, for … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Plant Sparta

It’s that time of the year when I plant all the things out and then worry. After last week’s great planting out, there where some plants that didn’t cope. I’m not sure about some of the cukes, two of the … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Planting out….

Two days on the plot, half the list done. We did loads but there is so much more to do, isn’t there always….First up say hello to the summer squash! This is on Joe’s plot. Three yellow courgettes, four green … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Seedlings

We’re at the point in the allotment year, when I’m either worrying about seedlings, either they’re leggy and indoors or maybe dying and outside. Either way I always feel that I’ve got it wrong and it always works out. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Allotment Adventures: Pests

This week in allotment adventures the broad beans have blackfly. I can cope with having to cover all the beds because otherwise the foxes dig them up, I can more or less handle the foxes trying to treat my raised … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Allotment Adventures: Three years later and it’s looking pretty good…

The joy of a bank holiday is that we got two trips to the plot this weekend. Apparently, it’s been the coldest May bank holiday on record and I can believe it, it’s hard to imagine that Easter was the … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment