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Allotment Adventures: September

This time of year is tricky. Summer isn’t precisely over yet, if you have tomatoes unblighted, they are probably producing, the summer squash isn’t over quite yet and there is kale, chard and raspberries starting to ramp up production. Last … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Harvesting

We didn’t do much this week, I was tired and needed to shop. So we came and watered (which was a mission in and of itself) and harvested. The beans and cukes are winding down but the summer squash is … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A tidy up

We had two days this weekend. So we started with coffee on Saturday morning and a plan of attack. Ma started at the back and I started at the front. My weeding job was easier because the soil at the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Rainy

Our scheduled Saturday at the allotment was cut short on account of the rain and various other small calamities.. The good news it that we got to harvest one straightneck summer squash and two of the round courgettes. The cucumbers … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Alas poor tomatoes, we knew you well

We’re at that weird point in the year when we should be overloaded with summer product and the autumn leaves are starting to come in. We still haven’t had a summer squash and I fear that I’m hoping in vain … Continue reading

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Somebody Needs a Nap

In our family, went someone is being mardy, we often say “Somebody needs a nap” One of my allotment neighbours needs a nap! First there was the ‘just say no to woodchip’ sign, which was replaced with the one below. … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: I need to spend some time

So last weekend, I didn’t do any work on the allotment. There is always work to be done but I’m still missing my work partner and so I need to do double the work to keep up and I’m not … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Planting Out

We had a cold snap last week, while everything survived, the in ground potatoes got some damage, but they’ll come back. And I know there are potatoes because the fox has dug some of them up! After the frosty conditions … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Random Potatoes

It’s that point in spring where the things that I’ve planted are slowly getting going but the weeds are going hell for leather! At the back of the plot I’m pulling up weeds and volunteer potatoes out (6 on Sunday) … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Two Weeks Away

A combination of being away and being really sick has kept me away from the plot. But on Sunday, Ma was back from her holiday, I was feeling better, and the weather was slightly cooler. It was time to go … Continue reading

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