Category: Allotment

All Hail the Brassica!

Winter creeps ever closer and this is the time of year when brassicas become the stars of the allotment. All summer long they’re out of sight, tucked under mesh to protect from Cabbage White butterflies and whitefly. I admire the beauty of winter greens now, not just on my plot but others too. They stand

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Pumpkin Harvest

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Autumn has arrived with falling leaves and fresh frosty mornings, I’ve already gathered my pumpkins from the allotment to store at home and it was another great year for growing them. They happen to be my favourite crop to grow which makes a good harvest even more rewarding. The varieties I grew this year and

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Sunny September

Blue skies and warm sunshine continue to bless the allotment this month, ripening pumpkins and slowly crisping leaves. As summer begins to shift towards autumn the colour palette of my allotment changes daily, I’m enjoying the fine weather and peace while it’s here. The pumpkin patch is heaving, I’ve grown the biggest pumpkin yet and

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Pumpkin Patch Kids

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I’m pretty sure I already declared my undying love of growing pumpkins somewhere here, on this very blog. Just in case I missed this fact out about myself I’ll just say this….”My name is Karen and I’m addicted to growing pumpkins and winter squash”. Now that’s off my chest I’ll share what I’ve been getting

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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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