This post was nearly called ‘bloody beetroot’ as I was almost literally knee deep in the stuff. Obviously there are worse problems to have, but I was a little taken aback when Mr C and his dad went to the allotment and returned with this. I emptied it all out onto the kitchen floor to…… Continue reading A Beetroot Bounty
After such a slow start, we are harvesting produce from our allotment at the same time as we have done in previous years! This is in spite of being a month behind when planting, so the very hot and dry spell we are having must have done the trick. Our courgettes, pumpkins and squashes are…… Continue reading Harvest has started!
Our allotment is keeping us very busy right now, especially since we are trying to manage two of them. We seem to have skipped spring and gone straight from winter with a waterlogged plot to summer with everything being very dry. Everything feels like its been rushed too, and allotment time has had to be…… Continue reading A Lot of Allotment
Things are moving really fast on the allotment, and it seems to have happened suddenly in the last fortnight or so. (All estimates say we are a month behind and I can fully agree, but playing catch up is very hard work!) It is no longer waterlogged as it was in my last allotment post,…… Continue reading Mid May Allotment Update
If, like me, you are gardening this weekend (now that it is finally spring) you might be running out of pots, compost and space to put everything as you desperately try to catch up. I can’t help with the last two things, but I do have a solution to running out of pots. The humble…… Continue reading DIY compostable plant pot tutorial
The Easter holidays have been and gone, and I had grand plans for the allotment. The children and I were going to go there and build a pot store out of pallet wood, a new strawberry patch was going to developed and we would lay out where each crop would go this year. Like many…… Continue reading April Allotment Update
For non UK readers, last night our clocks went forward an hour. This means the evenings are much lighter (and the childrens’ bedtime is a bit of a pain as they are adamant that they can’t go to sleep when it isn’t dark!) Everything seems so much brighter all of a sudden (me included), the…… Continue reading Springing into spring