The Allotment in April

Our allotment has been a hive of activity in the last couple of weeks, with the scene being set for a (hopefully!) productive growing season. The raised beds have been filled with compost, and the little plants to go in them are being carefully tended to at home (butternut squash, pumpkins and courgettes mainly so…… Continue reading The Allotment in April


10 Things I’ve Learned From The First Year Of Having An Allotment

It’s October, the weather has changed and things have got chilly-Autumn has definitely arrived. I realise that we are 11 days into October now so this is old news, but better late than never! It was on 1st October last year that we officially became allotmenteers (I’m pretty sure that Mr Craft ran to the…… Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned From The First Year Of Having An Allotment

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End of August Allotment Update

It’s hard to believe our harvesting time is nearly over, the only things remaining are tomatoes,  a few beans, courgettes, a handful of carrots, beetroot round two and half a dozen red cabbages. Everything else has been brought in to be frozen (beans and brocolli), dried (onions) or pickled  (first batch of beetroot).  The allotment…… Continue reading End of August Allotment Update


Trying Not to Lose the Plot 

In case you hadn’t got the pun, this is a long awaited allotment update. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had a long stint there, though Dave has done some weeding and harvesting on his way home from work on the odd occasion.  I was fully expecting a jungle, so I wasn’t at…… Continue reading Trying Not to Lose the Plot 

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Sunday Sevens #9

Welcome to my 9th Sunday Sevens, the brainchild of Natalie at Threads and Bobbins. This week has been another busy one, with a bit more harvesting from the allotment and a lot of odds and ends jobs! 1) Beetroot pickling has begun! I thinned out the row and ending up harvesting two thirds of it as…… Continue reading Sunday Sevens #9

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Sunday Sevens #8

Welcome to my 8th Sunday Sevens, which was the wonderful idea of Natalie of Threads and Bobbins. This week has been a real game of two halves, with a couple of small successes and a rather tiring working week thanks to a visit from OfSTED. 1) I’m going to start with George (see last week’s Sunday Sevens to read his…… Continue reading Sunday Sevens #8