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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: Anniversary

Saturday marked six years of having the plot. It’s been a ride. Six years ago, it was a half plot. It had a plum tree, two rhubarb crowns, some raspberries, lots of metal pipes and weeds, lots and lots of … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: 2022

There was no allotmenting last weekend so instead of writing about what I did, I thought it might be useful to talk about the coming season, what we want to grow etc. We are going into this season with more … 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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Allotment Adventures: Dry

This week, the perennials and occupied beds got a watering twice and I refilled the pond! It’s dry, we didn’t have as much rain as we usually do this winter and it’s been a while. There is light rain predicted … Continue reading

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