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Allotment Adventures: Compost

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working on the compost. I would have rather been sorting out the weeds but the compost was showing signs of being tunnelled into , so it was time to turn it. It’s … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Autumn Harvest

Sometimes I think I plan too well for the winter and not enough for the summer. Because last weekend we harvested quite a bit. The sweet potatoes were disappointing we got some but not the amount I’d been hoping for … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Paving Stones and Brussels Sprouts

I did no real work on the plot last weekend. The weather was miserable and I needed some time in the house to prep for the week. Although I did visit the plot yesterday, when Ma and her friend, Sally, … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tidying Up

We’ve hit the point of the year when our efforts are all about maintenance and readiness for next spring. Ma is on a weeding ban (I think it’s fair that the 73 year old doesn’t weed), but we started with … Continue reading

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Tomato Soup

At this time of year, the amount of soup I eat/drink increases, it’s the best way I know of using up veg, the ‘kitchen sink’ soup is my thing. At the moment, soup is my go to dinner for the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Plant All the Things

So the last couple of weekends on the plot have been busy. We’ve (mostly Ma) cleared a lot of the summer beds, in the outdoor beds, the cherry tomatoes and summer and winter squash are gone, in the polytunnel, I’ve … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Rest

Last weekend, Ma and I looked at the weather forecast and decided that there wasn’t going to be much allotmenting. I had planned to spend some time on Saturday but got side tracked by the mice, I spent about an … Continue reading

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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: Planting things

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when it comes to allotment tasks, I’m always late to do something. This year it was the leeks. I should have planted them out in July but it was so hot and the … Continue reading

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