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Allotment Adventures: I Grew a Melon

So the big news of the week was that I got a melon from the vines in the polytunnel. It was a snack sized melon (about the size of a tennis ball) but I grew it and yes I am … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Abundance and maintenance

There’s a tendency at this time of year to feel that we are nearly done with gardening. The summer plants are coming to the end of production, the nights are drawing in and it feels like we can start to … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: August Abundance

Last week, before I went to nephew sit, I dealt with all the produce, things were preserved, pickled, pesto-ed and jammed and I was feeling in control of the produce. However, last Thursday it rained for an entire morning (we … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Water Every Damn Day

I feel sure that I’ve mentioned that London and the South East of England is having a drought. It’s a issue, I can’t remember the last time we had rain and for the first time since I have lived in … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A Surfeit of Tomato Plants

This week, I started to pot on the tomatoes. I thought I was being restrained. Reader, I was not. Eight small pots turned into 71 seedlings and I have one more pot to go but I’ve run out of compost. … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tiptoeing through the Tulips

Last weekend we had strange weather. We were on the plot on Saturday and it was sunny, then snowy. I’m not a person who skis, so wearing sunglasses as it snows is not an experience I ever expected! Anyway, Saturday. … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: 2022

There was no allotmenting last weekend so instead of writing about what I did, I thought it might be useful to talk about the coming season, what we want to grow etc. We are going into this season with more … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Stolen

We’ve not done masses of work on the plot over Christmas, but we have finally got all the raised beds assembled and in place. The last ones to go in were in the polytunnel. As usual, there is less actual … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Back on the Plot

After a couple of weeks off, we were back to the plot. We were there for five hours and although we didn’t get everything we I wanted to get done, we did get a fair amount done. Firstly, emptying the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Infrastructure

It’s November and our time on the plot is limited, partly by the light, we can go during the day which means the weekend and partly because its winter and nearly Christmas and we have other things to do! In … Continue reading

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