Hot on the Plot

July has been mostly warm and dry, perhaps a little too warm at times to be on the allotment for long periods of time. This week has been very warm until today with Thursday breaking the record for the hottest July day. I thought I was going to melt. Furnace Thursday could even be on

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July Allotment, Harvests and Problems

Oh I do love July on the allotment, everything is in full swing bursting with growth and colour. Harvests are coming thick and fast and once again the seed packets are out of the box, hopefully just in time for a late crop of early maturing peas and more beetroot, also quick cropping radish and

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Slug Gone Wool Pellets Review

An allotment is the ultimate all-you-can-eat buffet to a slug, just without the invite. I’ve never been tempted to use traditional slug pellets, I just don’t see the point of attracting the things to my veg in the first place and it doesn’t sit right with me, poisoning my soil and other wildlife too. And

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Pollinator Plans

Sunny weather continues to encourage lots of pollinators to the plot. The tubes in the solitary bee box on the shed are filling with mud-sealed nests and I’ve seen a few butterflies on the wing which are my absolute favourite pollinators of all, I just adore them, even Cabbage Whites but obviously not on the

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Planting and Growing

allotment shed

Apart from a sulky gooseberry bush, everything appears to be growing well on Plot 5. The carrots are growing so fast their leaves reached the top of the tunnel cloches, I removed the sheets and hoops and put micromesh carrot fly netting around the rows. This also acts as a wind break, great for exposed

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