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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: A Tidy Up

I love to read Allan Jenkins’ Sunday column in the Observer about his allotment. This week, in one of the comments, someone talks about this time of year and the garden’s descent into chaos. While the plot isn’t actually in … 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: Rain and Woodchip

We had rain this week, lots and lots of glorious rain, I had to use an umbrella! The allotment also got a delivery of woodchip. So most of my Saturday morning at the plot was spent wheelbarrowing woodchip from the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Planting out

This week we planted out all the things.The jury is out on how many will survive, the tomatoes and cucumbers look to be in a bad way right now. I have some spare plum tomatoes that can replace the dead … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Ma does all the work

Not a huge amount to report this week. I was volunteering at the Ealing Half Marathon this Sunday, so I left Ma on the plot at 7:30 ish with coffee and malt loaf and picked her up at 12-ish.In that … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: September

The food production on the plot is slowing down but not so you’d notice from the weekly produce shots.Courgettes, crookneck squash, a patty pan, salad, chard (the self seeded one next to the flowers at the top of the plot), … Continue reading

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