Tag: allotments

5 Tips for Starting an Allotment

allotment shed, blue shed

So you’ve just received confirmation an allotment has become available for you to view, with the prospect of signing a tenancy agreement. You hurry along to your local allotment site like an excitable kid, only to be presented with a big horrible overgrown mess. Crikey. Now what? Viewing your very first allotment is exciting but

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National Allotments Week

garden trug, vegetable trug

A lot has changed since blogging about National Allotments Week last year, since then I moved plots and recently enquired about another to work alongside the one I have now (but that’s for another blog post if it happens), so I think it’s safe to say I’m well and truly hooked. My new plot was

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How to Propagate Strawberries From Runners

My strawberry plants were mere babies when planted in spring so I wasn’t expecting great things from them in their first year, then red ants decided my strawberry patch looked cosy (sandy soil in that particular area being the reason) and decided to move in. I lost half my plants down one side of the

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Pumpkin Patch Kids

rouge vif d' etampes

I’m pretty sure I already declared my undying love of growing pumpkins somewhere here, on this very blog. Just in case I missed this fact out about myself I’ll just say this….”My name is Karen and I’m addicted to growing pumpkins and winter squash”. Now that’s off my chest I’ll share what I’ve been getting

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Hot on the Plot

July has been mostly warm and dry, perhaps a little too warm at times to be on the allotment for long periods of time. This week has been very warm until today with Thursday breaking the record for the hottest July day. I thought I was going to melt. Furnace Thursday could even be on

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