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Allotment Adventures: Maintenance

After last week’s excitement, the plot really needed some attention. As ever this time of year, both the weeds and the things you want to grow are all thriving. So we picked: beetroot, carrots, salad, gooseberries, I gave the mint … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Two Weeks Away

A combination of being away and being really sick has kept me away from the plot. But on Sunday, Ma was back from her holiday, I was feeling better, and the weather was slightly cooler. It was time to go … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Plant Sparta

It’s that time of the year when I plant all the things out and then worry. After last week’s great planting out, there where some plants that didn’t cope. I’m not sure about some of the cukes, two of the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Planting out….

Two days on the plot, half the list done. We did loads but there is so much more to do, isn’t there always….First up say hello to the summer squash! This is on Joe’s plot. Three yellow courgettes, four green … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Indoor sowing

I’m not a person known for patience, I try (some people would say that I’m very trying!) but I like things to be done the minute I decide it’s time. So this year’s surprise is that I only sowed by … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Ma Does All the Work

This weekend was the Ealing Half, so I was handing out water and left Ma on the plot with a packed breakfast, a flask of coffee and a worklist. She was amazing. We called time on all the summer and … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Visit from the family

It’s been so hot. So there has been a lot of watering! On Sunday, I had help from the nephews and my brother. Joe also ate all the ripe tomatoes and the allotment rang with Joe asking for more “Grandma … 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: 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: 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

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