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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: September

This time of year is tricky. Summer isn’t precisely over yet, if you have tomatoes unblighted, they are probably producing, the summer squash isn’t over quite yet and there is kale, chard and raspberries starting to ramp up production. Last … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Harvesting

We didn’t do much this week, I was tired and needed to shop. So we came and watered (which was a mission in and of itself) and harvested. The beans and cukes are winding down but the summer squash is … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A tidy up

We had two days this weekend. So we started with coffee on Saturday morning and a plan of attack. Ma started at the back and I started at the front. My weeding job was easier because the soil at the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Rainy

Our scheduled Saturday at the allotment was cut short on account of the rain and various other small calamities.. The good news it that we got to harvest one straightneck summer squash and two of the round courgettes. The cucumbers … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Control of magpies

Yes, we’re still working on how best to stop the magpies from destroying plants. This week we’re using the potato pots! Let’s see if we can just give the plants enough time that the birds stop seeing them as a … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Magpie Mischief

Last week, I counted 10 magpies on my plot and they are wreaking havoc.. only 4 of the 10 sweet potato plants survived, several tomato plants were decapitated and they have been all over the cucumber, summer and winter squash … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Looking like a garden

This time last year, I had almost everything planted, sow and growing. This year has been very different, I went into last weekend with garlic, onions, shallots, carrots, beetroot, pea, broad beans, salad, parsnips, salsify, and potatoes in the ground … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: More relaxed than I probably should be

Everything is looking good but I also feel like everything is behind and I’m not too worried about it. Over the bank holiday Ma and I will sort out compost and wood and I’m going to sow the squashes direct … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Not As Expected

On Saturday, despite some disappointments (lack of wood and compost) we were rearing and ready to get to the plot. Then Mum’s knee went out from under her, it’s a thing, it’s happened before and she was not happy about … Continue reading

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