Tag: kitchen garden

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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Pumpkin Harvest

pumpkins

Autumn has arrived with falling leaves and fresh frosty mornings, I’ve already gathered my pumpkins from the allotment to store at home and it was another great year for growing them. They happen to be my favourite crop to grow which makes a good harvest even more rewarding. The varieties I grew this year and

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How to Propagate Strawberries From Runners

My strawberry plants were mere babies when planted in spring so I wasn’t expecting great things from them in their first year, then red ants decided my strawberry patch looked cosy (sandy soil in that particular area being the reason) and decided to move in. I lost half my plants down one side of the

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The Very First Harvest

My very first harvest from plot 33 happened today, a couple of sweetcorn cobs made the short journey home in my bag, destined for my lunch. A touch on the small side but oh so perfectly formed, it’s mad to think not so long ago I pushed the seed into pots of compost and daydreamed

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