Allotment Adventures: Cold Weather and the War on Pigeons — Nic Dempsey

So two weeks of updates in one. It’s cold, we haven’t been on the plot much but we have done some things. The giant cosmos came down. It looked like thisThen after an afternoon of chopping them down and then into a compost bin, it looked like this and my fingers hurt. We also covered

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Winter At The Allotment — Tish Farrell

It looks pretty dreary on the plots, and these days the only person I see at the allotment is an elderly man who likes to walk his dog around the perimeter path. But there’s still stuff to harvest – parsnips, carrots, leeks, kale, perpetual spinach, Swiss chard, purple sprouting, and in the polytunnel lettuce and […]

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Seed Saving — smallholding dreams

I am slowly trying to catch up with garden chores – the whole kitchen garden looks a bit abandoned at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I harvested the borlotti beans from the three sisters garden. It took a while a pod them all but in total I got 5 lbs of dried beans […]

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Building our beds… — Allotted Time

On Saturday E and I went on a quest to speak to the people at the industrial estate opposite the allotments to see if we could perhaps nick some of their pallets. Unfortunately we were a bit late to do that as the shop closed at 12 o’clock. Fudgemonkeys. Anyhow, to stop the whole journey […]

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