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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Saying Goodbye To 2017 Farming Season — ORGANIC FARMER – Urban Farming

Although we still have organic carrots and turnips in the soil doing just fine withstanding colder temperatures, it’s time to say goodbye to our 2017 farming season. Ending the season doesn’t mean we are going silent for the upcoming months till next season 2018 begins. It’s time for us to sit back, reflect on given […]

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Putting the bees to bed — smallholding dreams

Earlier in the week I finally got round to putting my bees to bed for the winter. I wrapped them in chicken wire – well the hives, not the individual bees, that would take forever – to stop woodpeckers coming and gobbling up all my bees and their stores. Then I stuck a brick on

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