Aint nothing like the real thing!

I only managed a very brief visit to the plot last bank holiday weekend as we were out of town. Just about enough time needed to harvest a few crops (I’ve already told you of the potato disaster!) and shore up the cucumber support the recent wind had ravaged! As regular as clockwork a couple […]

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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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Vegetable tapas!

It’s been a funny old year so far. Slow growth and wet soggy ground has been my story to tell. How glorious then that we should have a couple of days of wonderful sunshine and I do hope this is the corner we’ve all been waiting to turn…. right foot forward into Summer, quick march! […]

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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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Looking back to 2015

The summer of 2015 was pretty dire. Blackfly descended in apocalyptic proportions and we lost all our broad beans. Leeks were devastated by rust, whitefly ruined our brussel tops and the visiting molluscs seemed to be immune to any defence we threw at them… but still we did OK. Here are a few of our […]

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