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Allotment Adventures: The Weedfinder General Returns

With the general relaxation of lockdown rules last Saturday, the allotment committee decided that people like my mum could come back in! Which we were both very excited about. Four and a half hours on the plot and I finally … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Weeds are everywhere

It’s May, the point of my growing year where I’m not ready to start planting out and the weeds are all over the place! Without my trusty sidekick, I’m having to do a lot of the maintenance my own self … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Social Distancing

In all of this madness, I’m still allowed to go to the allotment, so that’s good. I was there for 5 hours on Saturday and I dug a pond! It needs some planting but that can wait for a bit … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Calm Before the Storm

We are so close. Last Wednesday, Ma did a good three hours of weeding and then did another three hours on Saturday. The area that has no beds on it, is now weed free, it’s pretty impressive.On Wednesday, I trimmed … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

There was lots of moving plants this week. We have a rose garden in embryo stage, a moved boysenberry and a fully weeded squash bed. We also sorted out the chard bed and took out the cauliflowers. All typed out … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Structure

This week we got the plot. You can tell that people are beginning to think about Spring because there are more people on site, it’s also because the committee did unofficial site inspections before Christmas and spoke to the plot … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Halfway there

I think we surprised ourselves this weekend. We have both the larger squash beds built and got the paths in. I dug the area over, Ma did so much weeding and then because there was wood chip (ex Christmas trees) … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Compost Area

After a week off, we finally started to think about our plot extension, Joe has taken what he wanted and it’s now all ours, this is the view from the back of the plot. There is lots of work to … Continue reading

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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: Award Winner!

As I mentioned on Monday, Ma and I won an award at the Open Day for basically being nice and wanting to help our allotment neighbour as much as we can.Taking on the plot has had so many benefits, for … Continue reading

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