Tag: grow your own

Happy 1st Plotday!

allotment gardener

Christmas has been and gone but I’m still celebrating, for today marks one whole year since I signed up for my allotment! And what a great year it has been on the allotment, the new year will be even better because I haven’t got this to face! Plot 5 has completely transformed, what was once

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How to Grow Garlic

Garlic adds wonderful flavours to home cooking and has amazing health benefits. It’s so simple to grow, just keep some back each year for replanting and you’ll probably never need to buy it again. Ideally you should use seed garlic for planting which come in packs of 2 or 3 bulbs, it’s not actually little seeds

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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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