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Allotment Adventures: First Garlic Harvest

The plot is really beginning to look like its summer. Flowers are flowering and we are getting properly close to planting the summer garden. Usually, I feel perpetually behind but this year I’m a bit more relaxed. I am behind … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tomatoes are in the ground

Actually it’s more like some of the tomatoes are in the ground. Last week, London got up to 27C and while some of the tomatoes did well, some didn’t.It could be that they didn’t have enough water or that they … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Swarms and a full polytunnel

This week, I was on a mission. There were a couple of things I felt had to be done; get all the plants in the living room into the polytunnel and work out how many I have and where they … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Spring Flowers

We’re coming up to halfway through the month and I haven’t planted anything outside. I’ve got most of the tomatoes into the polytunnel and we’ve sown celeriac, peas, carrots and beetroot outside but aside from tomatoes, I’ve only sown a … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A Surfeit of Tomato Plants

This week, I started to pot on the tomatoes. I thought I was being restrained. Reader, I was not. Eight small pots turned into 71 seedlings and I have one more pot to go but I’ve run out of compost. … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Watering

We hit the allotment on Monday. We had a small list and as is the way with the plot, we did loads but not all of the things we planned on. Firstly, the water has been switched on which is … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Stolen

We’ve not done masses of work on the plot over Christmas, but we have finally got all the raised beds assembled and in place. The last ones to go in were in the polytunnel. As usual, there is less actual … Continue reading

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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: 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: Onions

It’s my fifth year of having an allotment and for the first time, I have successfully grown onions! I’m not going to dry them for storage, we eat a lot of onions and if they last the month, I’ll be … Continue reading

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