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Allotment Adventures: Winter Squash Part One

It was quite a week for harvest! We had 17 winter squash, the first french beans, our first proper cauliflower, two patty pans, two crookneck, eight cukes (plus two that are yellow and not for eating, I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Weedfinder General Returns

With the general relaxation of lockdown rules last Saturday, the allotment committee decided that people like my mum could come back in! Which we were both very excited about. Four and a half hours on the plot and I finally … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: June

So I had a list 2 weeks ago and this is where we are with it. weed the paths cut the grass weed the top of the plot weed the beds pot up the verbena half the old broad bean … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Struggling a tiny bit

Despite the glorious weather, I’m still trying to summon my energy for the work, I’m feeling listless and uninspired. With the bank holiday and extra days off, in addition to being home all the time, I’ve completely lost track of … 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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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: Tidying Up

We had glorious weather over the weekend and although we had planned not to do anything, the weather was too nice not to be outdoors so we went up on Sunday.As it turns out, I can’t be trusted near the … 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: The War on Raspberries

It was hot this week, and everything in the allotment decided to pop up, the raspberries especially. So Ma and I spent a good hour digging the ones that weren’t where we wanted them to be..We also watered everything. The … Continue reading

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Dutch Baby Pancake

Pancake day is almost upon us. I’ve written about the place that it has in my life before and I’m always up for some food based celebration of the beginning of Lent. Generally, I still prefer savoury over sweet pancakes and I … Continue reading

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