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Too much rhubarb? Make gin

This weekend I started some rhubarb gin. I had 777g of washed, chopped rhubarb (this actually isn’t from my plants, it’s from Dionne’s massive plants!), I added 350g of sugar and then covered with 900ml gin*.It’s in a dark cupboard, … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Winter returns

Ma and I went to the plot on Sunday and it was so cold. Despite that, things were happening…Cornflowers…Carrots and radishesRaspberriesPlums The warm and then wet weather meant that the grass had gone nuts and needed cutting, so that was … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The War on Raspberries

It was hot this week, and everything in the allotment decided to pop up, the raspberries especially. So Ma and I spent a good hour digging the ones that weren’t where we wanted them to be..We also watered everything. The … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Ready to grow

The weather is getting everyone down, my lovely allotment neighbour Joe, says that he thinks it’s been the worse spring he can remember since he had the plot and he’s had the plot as long as I’ve been alive! We … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: It’s raining, it’s pouring

It rained for most of the weekend. So we went to the plot to check damage and re-up the bird feeders. Then we planned. We worked out want we want to grow and then went through all the seeds we … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A Tidy Up

My loss of nephew time this weekend was definitely my allotment’s gain. It’s been about a month since I’ve done any work beyond collection and watering. So it was past time for a tidy up. The first thing to do … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Achievement

We didn’t spend much time at the plot this weekend, I collected tomatoes on Wednesday and we had leeks, kale, tomatoes, summer squash and some spring onions and carrots at the at the weekend but we were only on the … Continue reading

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