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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

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Allotment Adventures: Indoor sowing

I’m not a person known for patience, I try (some people would say that I’m very trying!) but I like things to be done the minute I decide it’s time. So this year’s surprise is that I only sowed by … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: It’s raining, it’s pouring

It rained for most of the weekend. So we went to the plot to check damage and re-up the bird feeders. Then we planned. We worked out want we want to grow and then went through all the seeds we … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Achievement

We didn’t spend much time at the plot this weekend, I collected tomatoes on Wednesday and we had leeks, kale, tomatoes, summer squash and some spring onions and carrots at the at the weekend but we were only on the … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Plot: Caramelised Courgettes

We’re back to 101 ways of using up courgettes. This recipe. I use basil. It’s amazing. That it all.

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Allotment Cooking: Carrot Top Pesto

One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt about growing carrots is not to leave carrot thinnings lying around because the scent attracts carrot fly. The second thing I’ve learnt about growing carrots is to sow thinly (I’m working on … Continue reading

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