Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Started early on  to set tomatoes away, nothing happened !. Started again on 25th April and tried the method of adding the seeds to the side of a clear container so that i could see the progress – and they started . Start to current position shown below  

End of Year update

End of Year update

Realised that i havnt posted any images in the gallery since Feb 20. Added lots of random allotment images into the gallery now . You can see them here ……    The allotment is sorted for the year now with all beds having been dug over , polytunnels tidied and even the shed tidy!!   …

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Starting A Vegetable Patch

Starting A Vegetable Patch

Found this useful article about reasons to & how to start a vegetable patch :- “There are few things more satisfying than enjoying a plateful of your very own home grown vegetables. Vegetable patches have become increasingly popular over the last decade with more people wanting to be more self-sufficient.” …… see full article here …

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More Produce

More Produce

Now getting some very good vegetables from the allotment , today haul was potatoes (redskins and white) cabbage, turnip/swede and first of the french beans. Cabbage was a whopping 3lb 9ozs, turnip 1lb 3ozs and just a handful of beans Question to all you experts out there …. The potatoes are Arthur Bartlet Red and …

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What is No Dig Gardening

What is No Dig Gardening

What is No Dig Gardening? [Extract ] No dig gardening is a practical approach to organic gardening. It involves leaving the soil in your garden as undisturbed as possible. It is, of course, almost certain that you will still dig in your garden at some point or another – to make planting holes, for example, or …

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How it was done in the ‘Olden Days’

How it was done in the ‘Olden Days’

Last year i planted some over wintering  green manure in part of the allotment – worked well , grew nicely – and now time to cut it down for the next stage. Luckily (for me) my allotment neighbour is very keen on using old methods for gardening – he volunteered to cut this using his …

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Garden Fencing & Protection

Garden Fencing & Protection

Just added a link on my useful links page :- Wire Fence is a UK supplier of more than 100 types of metal and plastic mesh for a wide range of applications, including fencing, gardening, animal retention and protection, among many others. Suitable for domestic and commercial uses. There is also a 10% discount if …

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