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Village Show

This year I entered my annual village show for the very first time, to try my hand at exhibiting veg and fruit that I’d grown or preserved, as well as cut flowers, photography and crafts. The show took place on Sunday in the village hall, I entered 13 classes out of a possible 46 but

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Half a Year on Plot 33

Today marks six whole months since I signed up for my allotment. Half a year on plot 33 has been an absolute labour of love. In that time I have completely transformed a once weedy patch with scrubby lawn, rampant raspberries and endless strawberry plants well past their best. And I certainly won’t forget the

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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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