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Allotment Adventures: Expansion

I think I’ve talked a little bit about my allotment neighbour, Joe and how this year has not been a good one for him. We saw him this weekend and he told us that he’s going to give up 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: A Tidy Up

I love to read Allan Jenkins’ Sunday column in the Observer about his allotment. This week, in one of the comments, someone talks about this time of year and the garden’s descent into chaos. While the plot isn’t actually in … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Maintenance

After last week’s excitement, the plot really needed some attention. As ever this time of year, both the weeds and the things you want to grow are all thriving. So we picked: beetroot, carrots, salad, gooseberries, I gave the mint … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Award Winner!

As I mentioned on Monday, Ma and I won an award at the Open Day for basically being nice and wanting to help our allotment neighbour as much as we can.Taking on the plot has had so many benefits, for … 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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Allotment Adventures: Plant Sparta

It’s that time of the year when I plant all the things out and then worry. After last week’s great planting out, there where some plants that didn’t cope. I’m not sure about some of the cukes, two of the … Continue reading

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