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Allotment Adventures: Back on the Plot

After a couple of weeks off, we were back to the plot. We were there for five hours and although we didn’t get everything we I wanted to get done, we did get a fair amount done. Firstly, emptying the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Infrastructure

It’s November and our time on the plot is limited, partly by the light, we can go during the day which means the weekend and partly because its winter and nearly Christmas and we have other things to do! In … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Make Friends with an Engineer

We finally have a polytunnel! Richard and Sue came on Saturday and Richard with some help from me and Sue, put it together. Richard also fixed the sides of the new flower bed that will be next to the polytunnel … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Back to Work

After a week away and a couple of weeks of not doing much work, we were back in the saddle this week. Most of the work was done at the back of the plot, we cleared the space for the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Lots of Produce, Not Much Work

We’ve not spend a lot of time on the plot for the past couple of weeks. The weather has been weird, I’ve been busy, Ma’s knee has been playing up. The allotment feels like it’s been more productive in the … 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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Allotment Adventures: Under-cultivated

It was an interesting Saturday at the allotment. We got told that this area by the rose garden and the pond, means our plot is viewed as under cultivated. The current rules are that 70% of the plot should be … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Chilly

The weather has turned, on Saturday, we went to the plot and it was cold and wet. We’ve got a ton of stuff to do but we are waiting on some key equipment (a wheelbarrow, a strimmer, some more woodchip!) … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Back to rain

We came back on Saturday to a downpour, which didn’t really stop on Sunday. The plot is looking autumnal and bedraggled. So we went to the plot for kale, chard, leeks and raspberries! One of the rhubarb is still alive … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Summer Exhaustion and Autumn Planning

There hasn’t been an update for two weeks and the harvests have been crazy… So much food! This weekend we said goodbye to the french beans, the wind did for the frame and so we pulled them up. Last weekend … Continue reading

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