Tag: gardening

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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Inside My Allotment Shed

Ever since my allotment shed was born in May 2018, I’ve spent many happy moments painting it and sourcing items for the inside to serve a purpose, along with other items just to pretty it. The table/desk/potting bench is actually a very old drinks trolley I picked up for under £10, it’s on castors so

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Planting Brassica for Spring

It’s almost time to harvest all the lovely things on my allotment. Even though I look forward to picking fresh food and cooking it, I do feel a pang of sadness to see bare earth staring back at me this time of year. Soon my belly and larder will be full but the allotment will

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Watering Can Weather

September certainly arrived in style bringing baby blue sky and warm sunshine. I spent most of today at the allotment, weeding and digging over the side paths. I plan to plant fruit bushes alongside the rhubarb patch leaving just a central path through the plot that will eventually be grass. It wasn’t preferable digging weather

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