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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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Allotment Adventures: Signs of Spring

I was away last weekend so there wasn’t a lot of allotmenting happening. On Friday morning, I went up to refill the bird feeders and collect the raspberry canes I’d dug up for my sister in law. I also saw a … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Things are looking up

I did a very quick trip the the plot at the weekend to collect some food, I took leeks, chard, kale, black radishes and parlsey, sage and rosemary.Which is not bad for January and much better than last year but … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Cold Weather and the War on Pigeons

So two weeks of updates in one. It’s cold, we haven’t been on the plot much but we have done some things. The giant cosmos came down. It looked like thisThen after an afternoon of chopping them down and then … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A Bit Windy

Ophelia and Brian destroyed my greenhouse.The second time it blew down, we took the decision to bin it. Alas poor greenhouse, we knew you well…I thinking that next year we commit to a polytunnel but we’ll think about that later! … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Shutting up shop, harvesting and helping others

We missed a week on allotment last week, I was busy over the weekend and the plot had to fend for itself. However, in the week I popped down to get some chard and picked the last crookneck squashes as … 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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