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Allotment Adventures: Soft Fruit Empire

Great Britain doesn’t have a lot of fruit options grown in the country, apples and pears are our mainstay, we do get other fruit in season, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, plums, rhubarb to name a few, there are others. When you … 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: Watering

We hit the allotment on Monday. We had a small list and as is the way with the plot, we did loads but not all of the things we planned on. Firstly, the water has been switched on which is … 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: Back to rain

We came back on Saturday to a downpour, which didn’t really stop on Sunday. The plot is looking autumnal and bedraggled. So we went to the plot for kale, chard, leeks and raspberries! One of the rhubarb is still alive … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Ready for the change of season

We actually did more than weeding and collecting this week! The plot is still at the weird, messy and winding down stage we are still getting harvests but less squash and cucumbers and more leafy greens! We are still waiting … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Winter Squash Part One

It was quite a week for harvest! We had 17 winter squash, the first french beans, our first proper cauliflower, two patty pans, two crookneck, eight cukes (plus two that are yellow and not for eating, I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Moving Compost

We have so much work to do to join the old and the new halves of the plot together but we have made inroads into the work. This weekend we moved the compost dalek on the old half to the … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Plot: Gooseberry Compote

We are nearly at the end of gooseberry season at chez Dempsey and it’s been amazing. We’ve had about 5kgs all in and even for a gooseberry loving pair it’s been a lot. I’m not sure what the variety is … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Two Weeks Away

A combination of being away and being really sick has kept me away from the plot. But on Sunday, Ma was back from her holiday, I was feeling better, and the weather was slightly cooler. It was time to go … Continue reading

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