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Allotment Adventures: The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

The temperatures in London went stupidly hot last week and we had 30C and over for a couple of days so just as allotmenters started to prepare themselves for an early autumn, it was summer again. This is good as … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Expansion

I think I’ve talked a little bit about my allotment neighbour, Joe and how this year has not been a good one for him. We saw him this weekend and he told us that he’s going to give up the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Maintenance

After last week’s excitement, the plot really needed some attention. As ever this time of year, both the weeds and the things you want to grow are all thriving. So we picked: beetroot, carrots, salad, gooseberries, I gave the mint … 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: Cages

Behold the power of an August harvest! The Uchiki Kiri in the boxes were dying back so we cut them down and they are now in my living room curing. We had the usual abundance of courgettes and crooknecks. The … 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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