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Allotment Adventures: Drought

It’s been a while, I’ve not really had the energy to write about the plot because I’m exhausted by all the watering. We’re in the driest July since 1911, and London and the South East has had just 11% of … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Trying to keep everything from getting crispy

It’s still too darn hot. I feel like all I do at the plot is water. Although we did get some rain yesterday night so I probably won’t water this evening! Other than the constant watering, we harvested our first … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Heatwave

It’s been a while since I posted an Allotment Adventures post (I’ve heard all about from the weeder in chief!) and it’s not because we haven’t been there, it’s just because I haven’t had the wherewithal to write a post. … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: First Garlic Harvest

The plot is really beginning to look like its summer. Flowers are flowering and we are getting properly close to planting the summer garden. Usually, I feel perpetually behind but this year I’m a bit more relaxed. I am behind … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tomatoes are in the ground

Actually it’s more like some of the tomatoes are in the ground. Last week, London got up to 27C and while some of the tomatoes did well, some didn’t. It could be that they didn’t have enough water or that … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Swarms and a full polytunnel

This week, I was on a mission. There were a couple of things I felt had to be done; get all the plants in the living room into the polytunnel and work out how many I have and where they … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Spring Flowers

We’re coming up to halfway through the month and I haven’t planted anything outside. I’ve got most of the tomatoes into the polytunnel and we’ve sown celeriac, peas, carrots and beetroot outside but aside from tomatoes, I’ve only sown a … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Chilly

The weather has turned, on Saturday, we went to the plot and it was cold and wet. We’ve got a ton of stuff to do but we are waiting on some key equipment (a wheelbarrow, a strimmer, some more woodchip!) … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tidying Up

We had glorious weather over the weekend and although we had planned not to do anything, the weather was too nice not to be outdoors so we went up on Sunday. As it turns out, I can’t be trusted near … Continue reading

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