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Allotment Adventures: Winter Work

Last weekend was probably the most work we’ll do on the plot until Christmas but the winter work continues. I really enjoy the more relaxed pace of winter, we don’t have to spend all day on the plot but the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: We built compost bins

We finally got the compost bins built this week! They are not straight but they are built! That done, I got on with cutting down the autumn raspberries and removing the summer one. Ma got on with weeding the area … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Ready for the change of season

We actually did more than weeding and collecting this week! The plot is still at the weird, messy and winding down stage we are still getting harvests but less squash and cucumbers and more leafy greens! We are still waiting … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Winter Work

Winter on the plot is the time for working on the things you don’t get around to in the spring and summer. There isn’t a lot growing (we have kale, chard, leeks and overwintering broad beans and cauliflowers) but there … Continue reading

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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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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: 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: Blossom

We were away last weekend so we really did just pop in to add to the compost bin and see how everything was faring. Which was very well. The plum tree has blossomed, the fritillaries are all out and the … 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 the … Continue reading

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