Tag: gardener

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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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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A Lovely Day for Planting Garlic

Last Sunday I managed to get the garlic planted, even though it was cold the sun was shining which was a pleasant break from the rain! This month has been very wet making working on the plot difficult, however it’s really nothing to grumble about when homes and land are being affected by floods when

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C is for Carrot

My first year growing carrots on Plot 5 has been a success. The roots are generally a good size although some are on the small side because I forgot to thin some of the rows out. Still, they’re lovely clean carrots and most importantly taste good. The variety is ‘Autumn King’ which is a favourite

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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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