20 crops to grow in 2018, with Dobies — Sharpen your Spades

I miss waking with the daylight and I resent the early darkness in the evening, depriving me of the opportunity to visit the allotment garden after the working day. via 20 crops to grow in 2018, with Dobies — Sharpen your Spades

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A Sunny November Afternoon — The Garden Smallholder

The sun was shining today, so we grabbed the opportunity to plant some garlic and carry on with the autumn tidy up. Recent morning frosts claimed the last of our late summer planting of Czar runners. Before the frost hit, the dense foliage hid some fat bean pods, we always miss some, they’re too tough […]

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Greenhouse — smallholding dreams

The greenhouses (and the polytunnel) are an overgrown mess. But a month ago (maybe even at the end of September) I cleared out one of them. I then decided to try some late planting: radish, lettuce, spring onion, rocket and spinach. The radishes were the first to poke through Now there is a carpet of […]

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A Quick Autumn Tidy Up — The Garden Smallholder

We did a spot of autumn tidying in the veg garden this afternoon. The weather has been so lovely and mild for the time of year and the garden still looks so green and full of life. I really struggle to pull things out before the first autumn frost has a chance to claim its […]

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