Tag Archives: eat what you grow

Allotment Adventures: Alas, tomatoes, we hardly knew you

We’re having a cold snap this week, so at the weekend, I said goodbye to the majority of the tomatoes. It was time, the weather hasn’t been helping and so many of them were splitting and ruined, so we took … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: I Grew a Melon

So the big news of the week was that I got a melon from the vines in the polytunnel. It was a snack sized melon (about the size of a tennis ball) but I grew it and yes I am … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Abundance and maintenance

There’s a tendency at this time of year to feel that we are nearly done with gardening. The summer plants are coming to the end of production, the nights are drawing in and it feels like we can start to … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: August Abundance

Last week, before I went to nephew sit, I dealt with all the produce, things were preserved, pickled, pesto-ed and jammed and I was feeling in control of the produce. However, last Thursday it rained for an entire morning (we … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Water Every Damn Day

I feel sure that I’ve mentioned that London and the South East of England is having a drought. It’s a issue, I can’t remember the last time we had rain and for the first time since I have lived in … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Berries

This week, I’ve been solo on the plot and we’re at the stage of the year when I’m all about watering, collecting fruit and tending to my tomatoes. At the weekends, especially when I’m on my own, I start with … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Hot and Cold

It feels like in the last couple of weeks we’ve had all the weather. It’s been very hot and sunny and also (Sunday I’m looking at you!) unseasonably cold and miserable. The plot is looking ok for it though. I … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: It was my idea

June is one of the best months in the garden, it’s not producing loads but the berries are starting, it’s all looking green and and if you have them, the flowers are blooming. It’s also really busy. For the first … 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: 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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