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Wordy Wednesday

First full harvest of first early potatoes from the polytunnel – just one plant.  The variety Casablanca is excellent; cooks well, holds its shape and has a delicious buttery flavour.   15 more words


Planting Out

Away from the allotment, things are getting exciting at home in my little greenhouse. This is where the magic happens. Everything that ends up on the allotment, begins life in this little 3 tiered, pop up greenhouse. 382 more words

Building a Strawberry Cage 

There’s been a lot of construction and heavy lifting on the allotment these past few weeks and the plot is really starting to look organised! At the weekend I focused on the strawberry patch. 405 more words


The Pumpkin Patch

Now that the last frost date has passed here, the final plants have gone to the allotment. It seems odd that normal life has continued for us today, when only a hundred or so miles away in Manchester people’s lives have been turned upside down. 557 more words

My Other Ramblings

Time at the Allotment

It’s that time of year when things are blossoming and blooming and everything is turning into a gorgeous shade of green. Suddenly, almost as if overnight, trees burst into leaf, fields turn golden and flowers are opening up and everything is light and bright with the good weather. 135 more words

Chronicling Ellen

Sunny Sunday Plotting 

So the weather inEssex has improved and Sunday was warm, so Mrs Allotment10and10a and I decided to plot.

The maincrop potatoes were earthed up.

And Mrs Allotment10and10a moved her sweet peas to the fence surrounding the potatoes. 160 more words


Cutting patch

Do you think that a collective finger crossing and holding of breath will keep these plants alive?

I’ve grown them from seed, potted them on and hardened them off.   323 more words