This time last year, we were growing potatoes in hessian recycled coffee sacks in the garden at home. Upon digging up our first earlies we found tiny (albeit tasty) potatoes and the yield was pretty non existent. They had been fed and watered and earthed up. They had finished with their beautiful little flowers… And […]Read more "Pulling Potatoes"
We had a wonderful day getting the first sowing of brassica into open ground a few weeks ago. They had been burning a hole in their pots, getting bigger and bigger. But the ground hadn’t been fully prepared. Once the soil was dug over, they were put into position and they looked pretty awesome and […]Read more "A Tale of Eaten Brassica"
The rust was prolific. I’m sure we could have left them to fend for themselves but it felt like a waste of life. Yesterday, we launched a rescue mission… I am so glad we did. We carefully lifted the concrete like ground with a fork and pulled the garlic trying not to touch the spoiled […]Read more "The Rust Chronicles – Part 2"
Rust is a disease that more often affects leeks, but it is associated with all Alliums. This means your garlic, onions, leeks and chives are all at risk. It’s is a fungus that generally shows itself in Mid-Summer/Early Autumn (unless you are at our plot)…Read more "Rust…and how to deal with it"
Today we made an unscheduled check on the plot to see how things were going. Also, it was a chance to remind ourselves of what the allotment looked liked. Once again, it has felt like ages since we have been able to spend any time there. Apart from a little bit of direct sowing of carrots, beetroot and radishes, everything else has been left to do it’s thing for a little bit whilst we catch up with work based joys.Read more "A Little Plot Update"
A bit of a belated post really. Bank holiday weekend seems like a distant memory. In delaying the update, I think I was hoping I could hold onto that bank holiday feeling for a just a little bit longer. But, it’s Friday again now which means the weekend is very nearly here so I don’t need the bank holiday feeling to get me by anymore.Read more "Bank Holiday Progress"
We thought we’d start a series of posts with breakfast recipes to set you up for a day on the allotment. Some of these you may even be able to cook at the plot (depending on your shed facilities). The recipes are quick and easy with oodles of flavour. The aim is to fill up […]Read more "Lemon and Coconut Porridge"
For the first time in a LONG time, we have time off work. Excited is an understatement. 4 days of doing things together which won’t get interrupted by randomly placed music lessons and emergency call outs to massage injured, aching muscles. You’d think that we would be relaxing spending quality time together… But, unfortunately for […]Read more "Good vibes on Good Friday"
Last week turned out to be one of those weeks. After scheduling hours in at the allotment for most of the week, we didn’t manage to get there once. Personally, I get really disheartened when this happens. You start to doubt whether you have enough time to manage. You see the plots around you slowly developing […]Read more "Sweet Peas and Potting On"
Last week was a busy week for all things garden based. However, Monday will forever be known as ‘The Day of the Polytunnel’. We had been waiting a while to order it as, although we needed one, we were unsure where to put it. The delivery came and Jon put it in storage for a […]Read more "The Polytunnel"