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Allotment Adventures: Halfway there

I think we surprised ourselves this weekend. We have both the larger squash beds built and got the paths in. I dug the area over, Ma did so much weeding and then because there was wood chip (ex Christmas trees) … 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: Moving Compost

We have so much work to do to join the old and the new halves of the plot together but we have made inroads into the work. This weekend we moved the compost dalek on the old half to the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Compost Area

After a week off, we finally started to think about our plot extension, Joe has taken what he wanted and it’s now all ours, this is the view from the back of the plot. There is lots of work to … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Autumn Work

We got to the plot on Sunday and found it pretty unchanged despite our neglect of it last week. There is a temptation in the autumn, as the plot calms down to be done with allotment work, I know that … Continue reading

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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

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Allotment Adventures: Courgettes and rain and tidying the shed

So the shed is finally tidy. We have new shelves (thanks Kathy and Adam!) and new drawers (Wilko’s finest!) and thanks to lots of tidying, it’s looking tidier. Ma still thinks there is too much stuff but I think we … Continue reading

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