Weekend update – The rough and the smooth….

I recently discovered not everything works out as expected in the life of an allottmenteer. Some crops fail, some crops thrive and some just REALLY surprise you! My surprise came in the shape of the potatoes. Well, where shall I start….let’s say it’s not gone quite to plan…! The potential was there…. But… this is […]

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Seeds I’m sowing in August

The plot is looking fantastic right now. The sun has been shining and the plants have responded strongly. I’m keeping my eye on the future though and what I can be sowing right now to keep the plot in tip top condition and continue a steady supply of fresh nutritious goodies. Here’s what I’m sowing in August. […]

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And breath…

So much is happening on the plot at the moment! Hooray!

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Blooming marvellous!

How many flowers do you grow in your vegetable garden? In the past flowers haven’t always been at the forefront of my mind when planning my growing space but in recent times I feel there has been a bit of a renewed interest in growing your own flowers. In fact it was only recently that I watched with intrigue as […]

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Weekend jobs, end of July!

Sunday was quite a productive, sunny day on the plot in many ways. In the morning I took part in our annual ‘plot inspection’. As a newly appointed committee member I’d not been part of this before so I really wasn’t sure what to expect but the basic premise is to ensure plots are being […]

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