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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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Allotment Adventures: Three years later and it’s looking pretty good…

The joy of a bank holiday is that we got two trips to the plot this weekend. Apparently, it’s been the coldest May bank holiday on record and I can believe it, it’s hard to imagine that Easter was the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Indoor sowing

I’m not a person known for patience, I try (some people would say that I’m very trying!) but I like things to be done the minute I decide it’s time. So this year’s surprise is that I only sowed by … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Too hot, too sick

I wish I could say that I did a lot of work on the plot over the last week, but it would be a lie. I had a migraine on Sunday and although it was short and I was up … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Everything is growing but mostly the weeds

This weekend was another solo weekend at the plot for me. I don’t know what the weather did where you are but on Saturday, it rained and rained, so I stayed indoors and on Sunday after my regular dog walking … Continue reading

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Crafting with the nephews

So a weekend with the boys. Activities for them are tricky because one is 8 (going on 15) and the other is 2 and a half (and into everything except having dirty hands!). I make them sound awful but actually … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A Tidy Up

My loss of nephew time this weekend was definitely my allotment’s gain. It’s been about a month since I’ve done any work beyond collection and watering. So it was past time for a tidy up. The first thing to do … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Achievement

We didn’t spend much time at the plot this weekend, I collected tomatoes on Wednesday and we had leeks, kale, tomatoes, summer squash and some spring onions and carrots at the at the weekend but we were only on the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: September

The food production on the plot is slowing down but not so you’d notice from the weekly produce shots.Courgettes, crookneck squash, a patty pan, salad, chard (the self seeded one next to the flowers at the top of the plot), … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tomatoes…

This week we picked the last of the french beans. Said goodbye to some tomato plants and collected about 2 kilos of tomatoes. Some of the broccoli had flowered so we cut the rest and took the netting down. We’ll … Continue reading

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