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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

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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

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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

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Allotment Adventures: Breaking weather

Finally, the heatwave broke. On Friday, it finally got cooler. There was some rain too but Sunday was the day for rain in Ealing. We didn’t plan on doing a lot on the plot this week. Watering, feeding, picking produce.The … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures – Heating up

It was a hot week and I was on my own. I had a lot of stuff to do in the house and as the forecast for this week was very hot, I didn’t go to work. I went to … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Cucumber disaster

I planted 11 cucumbers plants last week, and at this point maybe one will survive, the others are dead, look at the bed of shrivelled, dead plants. The cucamelons are looking sick too! The tomato plants are doing a little … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Winter returns

Ma and I went to the plot on Sunday and it was so cold. Despite that, things were happening…Cornflowers…Carrots and radishesRaspberriesPlums The warm and then wet weather meant that the grass had gone nuts and needed cutting, so that was … Continue reading

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