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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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September on the Allotment

After weeks of hearing the call of autumn suddenly summer is back with a bang. The beginning of the week was sweltering hot and the only shade my plot offers is in the shed! This is where I go to hide on super hot days, in winter I can be found slurping soup. The allotment

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Plot 11w Update

Since taking on the abandoned half plot next to my allotment the weather has been against me, it’s to be expected for January and February but the weather has been particularly wet and wild, devastating homes and businesses in some parts of the country. Without meaning to sound like a grumble guts I’ve also been

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Plot 11w

new allotment

Last summer I spoke to the site secretary about taking on the abandoned half plot that backs onto mine provided nobody on the list wanted it, the deadline for rents arrived and I was told the previous tenant hadn’t renewed but a potential new tenant viewed it and was interested so I put it to

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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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