Tag: food

Sunny September

Blue skies and warm sunshine continue to bless the allotment this month, ripening pumpkins and slowly crisping leaves. As summer begins to shift towards autumn the colour palette of my allotment changes daily, I’m enjoying the fine weather and peace while it’s here. The pumpkin patch is heaving, I’ve grown the biggest pumpkin yet and

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July Allotment, Harvests and Problems

Oh I do love July on the allotment, everything is in full swing bursting with growth and colour. Harvests are coming thick and fast and once again the seed packets are out of the box, hopefully just in time for a late crop of early maturing peas and more beetroot, also quick cropping radish and

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Pumpkin and Raisin Cake

With plenty of pumpkins and winter squash stored away I’ll soon be reaching for my favourite cake recipe. Pleasantly spiced and warming this cake is a perfect chilly autumn day treat. This year I grew a winter squash called Sibley, said to be noticeably sweeter after the New Year it looks as if I’ll be

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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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