Tag: allotment life

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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Watering Can Weather

September certainly arrived in style bringing baby blue sky and warm sunshine. I spent most of today at the allotment, weeding and digging over the side paths. I plan to plant fruit bushes alongside the rhubarb patch leaving just a central path through the plot that will eventually be grass. It wasn’t preferable digging weather

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