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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: 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: 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: Spring

Although I’ve not been talking about the plot, we have been doing things on it. We swapped the position of some of the compost bins and storage, because something was digging up the middle compost bin and depositing it all … 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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Allotment Adventures: Back on the Plot

After a couple of weeks off, we were back to the plot. We were there for five hours and although we didn’t get everything we I wanted to get done, we did get a fair amount done. Firstly, emptying the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Winter Work List

Once the clocks go back, and it’s too dark to pop in after work, we visit the allotment less. We do still grow things over the cold season and right now we’ll still harvesting carrots, turnips, kale, chard, parsnips, cabbage … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Make Friends with an Engineer

We finally have a polytunnel! Richard and Sue came on Saturday and Richard with some help from me and Sue, put it together. Richard also fixed the sides of the new flower bed that will be next to the polytunnel … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Back to Work

After a week away and a couple of weeks of not doing much work, we were back in the saddle this week. Most of the work was done at the back of the plot, we cleared the space for the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Lots of Produce, Not Much Work

We’ve not spend a lot of time on the plot for the past couple of weeks. The weather has been weird, I’ve been busy, Ma’s knee has been playing up. The allotment feels like it’s been more productive in the … Continue reading

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