Tag Archives: produce

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

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Lots of Produce, Not Much Work

We’ve not spend a lot of time on the plot for the past couple of weeks. The weather has been weird, I’ve been busy, Ma’s knee has been playing up. The allotment feels like it’s been more productive in the … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Tidying up

The theme of my week was tidying up and it continued into the allotment. Ma and I re-purposed some furniture from the flat and re-arranged the shed. Floor space! Looking back we seem always to have a shed tidy at … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: A change of plan

Last Saturday, during an epic watering session of the plot (mostly of the squash!) Ma turned around and said we should put an area to sit in next to the rose garden and pond. That part of the plot gets … Continue reading

Posted in allotment, Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

The temperatures in London went stupidly hot last week and we had 30C and over for a couple of days so just as allotmenters started to prepare themselves for an early autumn, it was summer again. This is good as … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Award Winner!

As I mentioned on Monday, Ma and I won an award at the Open Day for basically being nice and wanting to help our allotment neighbour as much as we can.Taking on the plot has had so many benefits, for … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Cages

Behold the power of an August harvest! The Uchiki Kiri in the boxes were dying back so we cut them down and they are now in my living room curing. We had the usual abundance of courgettes and crooknecks. The … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allotment Adventures: Some Rain

Last Friday night, there was actual rain, but it didn’t really seem to make a lot of difference to the plot, which still  needed watering on Saturday morning. The plot is doing well right now, the tomato plants all have … Continue reading

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in allotment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment