Make a No Dig Raised Bed

I recently posted about no dig raised beds on my new allotment and decided to post about how to go about making them. I used wooden scaffold boards because they’re a decent depth but any scrap timber will do. Measure the area where the bed will go and cut your timber to size, screw each

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What’s Eating My Leeks?

Something is eating my leeks, sadly it’s not me. I noticed my leeks started to look poorly recently (they have a touch of leek rust but that’s pretty standard for my allotment site), they’re shrivelling before my eyes with damaged stems and dying leaves. I had a good look at them and poking around revealed

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Eco Wood Treatment Review

After taking delivery of untreated scaffold planks to make raised beds I was struck with how bright the wood was, it was a sunny day and the glare really hurt my eyes. I purposely chose untreated wood to lessen the risk of anything nasty leeching into the soil so I had to find something non

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Raised Beds Are Go!

Last weekend plot 11w had some visitors. Armed with power tools and plenty of enthusiasm my lovely dad and OH came down to the allotment to give me a hand making raised beds. The weather was warm and sunny but with a fresh breeze, I call it perfect allotment weather. In return for their time

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The Puny Pumpkin

I’ve had a great year on plot 5 with winter squash. If I had to criticise any of the varieties grown it would be Turks Turban, they could’ve been bigger with a few more lines of colour chucked in, you know, just for my viewing pleasure. I’m joking. Shame I can’t say the same for

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