Focus on the Good Stuff

I haven’t visited the allotment much this month and I’m a bit behind. The weather has been unseasonably warm for weeks which made the ground bake hard, making it very difficult to plant potatoes around Easter when I like to get them in, but I did make a visit to sow carrots and plant peas

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Allotment Visits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Here in Britain we have been told by our government to stay home, not to visit family or friends and only to leave our homes for essentials such as food. Exercise is permitted once a day and we should practise social distancing staying 2 metres apart when we do leave our homes. Covid-19 has killed

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Plot 11w Update

Since taking on the abandoned half plot next to my allotment the weather has been against me, it’s to be expected for January and February but the weather has been particularly wet and wild, devastating homes and businesses in some parts of the country. Without meaning to sound like a grumble guts I’ve also been

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Shoots and Storms

As I sit writing this blog from my warm bed storm Dennis lashes the front of my house, the sound of the wind and rain is rather scary and I’m thankful I’m not outside. This is the second named storm this month to batter the UK, just last weekend storm Ciara arrived bringing gales and

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Chitting Seed Potatoes

Seed potatoes are readily available from garden centres and seed merchants from early January offering many different varieties to chose from. Produced to be disease-free they offer the best possible start with growing your own potatoes. Chitting seed potatoes simply means encouraging them to sprout before planting, you can start chitting seed potatoes approximately six

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