What’s in your compost?

It’s been a good while since I have written a blog post.  3 years to be exact… where has that time gone?!  Maybe I’ve just been waiting to write about something worthwhile.  Maybe, I’ve just been distracted by all the pretty pictures on Instagram.  Either way, I’ve written something new and it’s surprising how productive […]

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No Waste Vegan Green Pesto

We’ve been busy at the allotment and generally in life.  Hence, the minimal blog posts lately. Since we started growing our own food and looking after the plot, it has become more and more apparent that we want to edge towards a no waste lifestyle.  With this in mind, we have started to try and […]

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Pulling Potatoes

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 […]

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A Tale of Eaten Brassica

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 […]

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Sweet Peas and Potting On

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 […]

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The Polytunnel

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 […]

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