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Planting Brassica for Spring

It’s almost time to harvest all the lovely things on my allotment. Even though I look forward to picking fresh food and cooking it, I do feel a pang of sadness to see bare earth staring back at me this time of year. Soon my belly and larder will be full but the allotment will

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Pumpkins and Paths

I woke extra early this morning. After checking the weather forecast I got ready for a day at the allotment. The first thing I like to do when I arrive at my plot is set up the camping stove and get the kettle on. After a cup of tea and a mooch around the plot

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Allotment Monsters

Lurking beneath a tangled mass of vines I found some strange looking things hiding at my allotment. Whatever could they be? Monsters? Ah, silly me! Fear not for these monsters are Sibley squash. I love growing pumpkins and winter squash, I go giddy with delight selecting seeds in spring. This is a new variety for

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The Very First Harvest

My very first harvest from plot 33 happened today, a couple of sweetcorn cobs made the short journey home in my bag, destined for my lunch. A touch on the small side but oh so perfectly formed, it’s mad to think not so long ago I pushed the seed into pots of compost and daydreamed

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