Tag: vegetable garden

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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Paths and Plans

There have been some changes on the allotments since my last blog post which I’m shocked to see was in April, I knew I had neglected the blog but didn’t realise for just how long! Sorry about that. Anyway, back to allotment stuff….. I sourced some locally grown lawn turf in May and plot 5

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Focus on the Good Stuff

I haven’t visited the allotment much this month and I’m a bit behind. The weather has been unseasonably warm for weeks which made the ground bake hard, making it very difficult to plant potatoes around Easter when I like to get them in, but I did make a visit to sow carrots and plant peas

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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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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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