It has been about two months since I posted about starting my first square foot garden, and it has come on a huge amount so summer solstice weekend seemed the perfect time for an update. There have been some real successes, and some things that just haven’t worked out. You might notice from the before…… Continue reading Square foot garden-Midsummer update
Whilst the builders are working on our house. we are trying to get the allotment in shape for the growing season. Our aim this year is to keep it very simple, as once the builders finish in about 4 weeks we take over and start decorating so our time for allotmenteering will be quite limited.…… Continue reading 2019 Allotment Plans
We have been to the plot a lot recently and today I did a good long stint. This time last year, harvesting was almost done but this year we have loads still to come. The beans are appearing overnight as if by magic, and most are being blanched and frozen. The children are becoming highly…… Continue reading Early August Allotment Update
Now that we are well into summer, harvest time is deliciously close on the allotment. Some crops have even almost finished (the strawberries are at the stage where we are potting up runners and the last few fruits are nibbled whilst we go for our watering and weeding visits). The rain last week has filled…… Continue reading Pumpkins and Pecking-a July Allotment Update
It’s all go at the moment on the allotment and at home; since I finished work for Easter planting has begun in earnest. Prior to that, the only planting had been 5 rows of potatoes on Mother’s Day. Last Friday, the children and I got ourselves set up with a planting production line. For a…… Continue reading Ready, Steady, Grow!
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