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Allotment Adventures: The Compost Area

After a week off, we finally started to think about our plot extension, Joe has taken what he wanted and it’s now all ours, this is the view from the back of the plot. There is lots of work to … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Pumpkins in the Rain

On Saturday, the allotments had the annual Pumpkin Trail, in the rain. It was so wet. Despite that, it was still pretty busy, we had about half the usual amount of visitors at around 2000 with everyone seeming to enjoy … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Autumn Work

We got to the plot on Sunday and found it pretty unchanged despite our neglect of it last week. There is a temptation in the autumn, as the plot calms down to be done with allotment work, I know that … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: First Frost

Last week, we had our first frost of the autumn, so it was time to take in all the squash and pull up all the tomato plantsIt’s a lot. We have lots of clear beds and lots to do. We … 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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