Tag: gardening

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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December on the Allotment

I spent a couple of hours at my allotment today which was absolute bliss in the sunshine. I managed to get quite a bit done, partly because I was the only one there (no chit chatting) and the weather was mild and pleasant which stopped me tucking myself up in the shed with a hot

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Free Pea Sticks

I have a decent patch of autumn fruiting raspberries in my garden at home, they grow a little wild sending out runners everywhere but I quite like that. During winter I chop the whole lot down to the ground and put the spent canes somewhere dry, usually the greenhouse or shed. When the time comes

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5 Reasons to Grow Broad Beans

Yesterday I popped some broad bean seeds (or fava beans as they’re also known) into a raised bed, just 2 rows because I’m the only one in my family who likes them. Broad bean ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ are a hardy variety which are perfect for direct sowing in autumn if the soil isn’t frozen or water-logged. 

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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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