Tag: autumn

Planting Begins on Plot 11w

I have some news to share….I’ve finally planted something on Plot 11w! All the raised beds are in and the paths mulched with bark, it’s such a great feeling to move on to the next stage, planting! It’s a ridiculously exciting time and makes all the hard work to get to this point all the

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Pumpkin and Winter Squash Harvest 2020

All of the winter squash and pumpkins have been harvested and I’m pretty pleased with what I have grown. The butternut squash were a huge success this year, lovely big fruits and plenty of them. This is what I have left to use and store after giving some away to other plot holders. Every year

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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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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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Pumpkin and Winter Squash Harvest

It’s been a great year for growing pumpkins and winter squash at the allotment, which happen to be my favourite things to grow. They romped away in the sizzling summer heat producing big fruits on healthy green vines. Summer was exceptionally hot and dry this year, admittedly I struggled to muster the energy to water

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