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On a mission!

This Sunday I went to the plot on a mission. Luckily I had my rain coat; as it rained!! I tucked myself away in the almost dry greenhouse (having a door is handy when it rains!) … 299 more words


What a lot of shallots!

So been to the allotment to check on the greenhouse (a woeful tale! – a whole other blog in the making!). We have brought home our first glut and a lettuce. 114 more words


...Tugging at My Sleeve!

Today started with a delivery of ‘Live Plants’ – to be precise my Boysenberry plant.

‘Large, tasty berries!’ (Yum, looking forward to a few homemade Boysenberry pies this Autumn). 251 more words


Rain rain go away

So this weekend the clocks sprung forward and i was all ready to hot foot it down to the allotment to do more digging. The weather had other ideas. 198 more words



Fact: In one teaspoon of soil there are more microorganisms than there are humans living on the planet.

Imagine the worlds you are transforming when you dig up a whole vegetable patch.   103 more words

Allotment Activities

Braving the Allotment

Sometimes it’s allotment weather. When people ask about what we do down the allotment I’m all like “oh it’s great, we wander down with a few bottles of beer, pop the radio on and mooch about dressed like we’re at Glasto” conjuring up images of us in hazy sunshine, catching the last of the summer sun while we pull out some courgettes and a few corns of cob to stick on the barbie. 539 more words


The Whisper of Surprise

For me there is always a whisper of surprise when growing from seed…you never really know what will happen!  There is also the simple fact that growing from seed is the cheapest way to grow your own and it is absolutely the most rewarding method of raising your own plants.   443 more words