Tag: food

Christmas Harvest

It’s Christmas Eve, the big day is almost here! Today I picked the veg from the allotment for Christmas dinner. Yesterday a months worth of rain fell on already saturated ground and the wind really picked up too, it did sound rather scary outside late last night. Sadly many homes across the UK were flooded,

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Wonky Carrots

Whenever I pull wonky carrots from the ground I can’t help but smile at the weird and wacky shapes, sometimes a childish giggle escapes from me if I find one to be somewhat risque. I entered a wonky carrot into the oddest vegetable class at my village show last year and it won the class,

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Compost, Planting and Sunday Dinner!

The raised beds on Plot 11w are taking some time to completely fill up, I’m getting there slowly, just concentrating on one bed at a time. Homemade compost has been set aside to mulch the larger beds on Plot 5 as I clear them, so I’m having to buy in compost to top the raised

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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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