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Allotment Adventures: Compost

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working on the compost. I would have rather been sorting out the weeds but the compost was showing signs of being tunnelled into , so it was time to turn it. It’s … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Autumn Harvest

Sometimes I think I plan too well for the winter and not enough for the summer. Because last weekend we harvested quite a bit. The sweet potatoes were disappointing we got some but not the amount I’d been hoping for … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Paving Stones and Brussels Sprouts

I did no real work on the plot last weekend. The weather was miserable and I needed some time in the house to prep for the week. Although I did visit the plot yesterday, when Ma and her friend, Sally, … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tidying Up

We’ve hit the point of the year when our efforts are all about maintenance and readiness for next spring. Ma is on a weeding ban (I think it’s fair that the 73 year old doesn’t weed), but we started with … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Plant All the Things

So the last couple of weekends on the plot have been busy. We’ve (mostly Ma) cleared a lot of the summer beds, in the outdoor beds, the cherry tomatoes and summer and winter squash are gone, in the polytunnel, I’ve … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Rest

Last weekend, Ma and I looked at the weather forecast and decided that there wasn’t going to be much allotmenting. I had planned to spend some time on Saturday but got side tracked by the mice, I spent about an … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Alas, tomatoes, we hardly knew you

We’re having a cold snap this week, so at the weekend, I said goodbye to the majority of the tomatoes. It was time, the weather hasn’t been helping and so many of them were splitting and ruined, so we took … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: I Grew a Melon

So the big news of the week was that I got a melon from the vines in the polytunnel. It was a snack sized melon (about the size of a tennis ball) but I grew it and yes I am … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Abundance and maintenance

There’s a tendency at this time of year to feel that we are nearly done with gardening. The summer plants are coming to the end of production, the nights are drawing in and it feels like we can start to … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: August Abundance

Last week, before I went to nephew sit, I dealt with all the produce, things were preserved, pickled, pesto-ed and jammed and I was feeling in control of the produce. However, last Thursday it rained for an entire morning (we … Continue reading

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