Losetto – the star of the show!

No matter what kind of tomato you like to grow…big, small, red, yellow, striped or black, the choice is yours and it’s endless. Whether you grow them indoors or outdoors, you can almost hear a unanimous cry from every grow your own devote on the planet that tomatoes are ‘THE’ thing that you just cannot […]

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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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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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The sweet smell of success!

Garlic…I love it! I love it so much it’s been on my ‘must grow crops’ list for a while so one cold November day last year and with a cup of homemade tomato soup in hand; we set about planting up our chosen bed. I wrote about it here. Having researched the types of garlic […]

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Exciting plans!

So I haven’t actually mentioned what I’ll be growing this year have I! Well, like so many other keen growers, I smiled with anticipation when several seed catalogues popped through the letterbox during the winter months and excitedly made some decision based on the varieties that caught my eye fantasising about the baskets of bright shiny bounty […]

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My favourite!

The weekend saw us planting spuds…. finally. I’ve mentioned before that potatoes are my favourite vegetable so it warms my heart to know that they grow pretty well on the plot. Result! Like many allotmenteers it’s a tradition to plant potatoes Easter weekend but storm Katie had other plans this year and we had to rethink […]

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The year of the carrot!

I don’t think there is anything more satisfying, having carefully preparing the perfect seed bed and selecting the exact variety that is going to do well in your type of soil than spending the long warm sun drenched days of summer knowing that your perfect specimens are safely tucked up in their bed just waiting […]

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