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Allotment Adventures: September

This time of year is tricky. Summer isn’t precisely over yet, if you have tomatoes unblighted, they are probably producing, the summer squash isn’t over quite yet and there is kale, chard and raspberries starting to ramp up production. Last … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Harvesting

We didn’t do much this week, I was tired and needed to shop. So we came and watered (which was a mission in and of itself) and harvested. The beans and cukes are winding down but the summer squash is … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A tidy up

We had two days this weekend. So we started with coffee on Saturday morning and a plan of attack. Ma started at the back and I started at the front. My weeding job was easier because the soil at the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Rainy

Our scheduled Saturday at the allotment was cut short on account of the rain and various other small calamities.. The good news it that we got to harvest one straightneck summer squash and two of the round courgettes. The cucumbers … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Alas poor tomatoes, we knew you well

We’re at that weird point in the year when we should be overloaded with summer product and the autumn leaves are starting to come in. We still haven’t had a summer squash and I fear that I’m hoping in vain … 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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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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