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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: Too hot, too sick

I wish I could say that I did a lot of work on the plot over the last week, but it would be a lie. I had a migraine on Sunday and although it was short and I was up … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Cucumber disaster

I planted 11 cucumbers plants last week, and at this point maybe one will survive, the others are dead, look at the bed of shrivelled, dead plants. The cucamelons are looking sick too! The tomato plants are doing a little … 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: 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: Gluts

This week’s glut is plums. Last week, I went to do the watering and came home with produce, after washing and de-stoning and getting rid of any with creatures, I had 2.3kgs of plums. We’re not doing badly with cucumbers … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Cut your losses

This was the week I decided that it was ok to stop doing something if it wasn’t doing well. That thing was the boston squash. I had put what I thought was 2 baby blue hubbards in the box to … Continue reading

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