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Allotment Adventures: Alas poor tomatoes, we knew you well

We’re at that weird point in the year when we should be overloaded with summer product and the autumn leaves are starting to come in. We still haven’t had a summer squash and I fear that I’m hoping in vain … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: All in

We’ve finally got every bed on the plot planted up! Kale, cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli, leeks are all in. We’ve also added trailing rosemary, ruby glow thyme, hot and spicy oregano and a mushroom plant to the new herb bed. We’ve … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Borage Jungle

The plot is looking a little bit wild in certain areas, which I actually really enjoy. I have plans for a couple of more areas like this in the plot and the rose and pond area is looking a bit … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Cultivated

So this weekend at the plot was all about the ensuring that the allotment committee had nothing to complain about. We were lucky that the plants, compost and raised beds ordered had all arrived and we started early. We harvested … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Last of the Tomatoes

I picked all the tomatoes last Friday, and another eight squash and the last cucumbers. The weather has changed and it’s getting colder so I didn’t want to go away for the week and lose the last of them. I … Continue reading

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Preserving the Plot: Pico de Gallo

I’ve preserved a lot of tomatoes this year but I haven’t preserved a lot of home grown tomatoes. Despite having just over 30 tomato plants this year, we’ve also eaten through a load of them. I’ve eaten so much tomato … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Summer Exhaustion and Autumn Planning

There hasn’t been an update for two weeks and the harvests have been crazy… So much food! This weekend we said goodbye to the french beans, the wind did for the frame and so we pulled them up. Last weekend … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Winter Squash Part One

It was quite a week for harvest! We had 17 winter squash, the first french beans, our first proper cauliflower, two patty pans, two crookneck, eight cukes (plus two that are yellow and not for eating, I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tidying up

The theme of my week was tidying up and it continued into the allotment. Ma and I re-purposed some furniture from the flat and re-arranged the shed. Floor space! Looking back we seem always to have a shed tidy at … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: A change of plan

Last Saturday, during an epic watering session of the plot (mostly of the squash!) Ma turned around and said we should put an area to sit in next to the rose garden and pond. That part of the plot gets … Continue reading

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