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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

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Allotment Adventures: Rain and Woodchip

We had rain this week, lots and lots of glorious rain, I had to use an umbrella! The allotment also got a delivery of woodchip. So most of my Saturday morning at the plot was spent wheelbarrowing woodchip from the … Continue reading

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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

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Allotment Adventures: Planting out

This week we planted out all the things.The jury is out on how many will survive, the tomatoes and cucumbers look to be in a bad way right now. I have some spare plum tomatoes that can replace the dead … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: All by myself

This week, I was abandoned by the weeder-in-chief, who seems to think she should have a social life. I don’t know, parents nowadays.. (although she spent my childhood telling us that she “was put on this earth to me, not … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Mud and Rain

It rained more or less continuously on Saturday, it wasn’t really heavy rain just drizzle. The raised beds arrived on Friday and on Saturday morning, Ma and I walked them round. We had high hopes for the work we were … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Fairweather Allotmenting

I had high hopes that this weekend would be the weekend that we really got to grips with the allotment work. But the rain the day before and the wind on Sunday were not fun. I’d been on a 3 … Continue reading

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