2018 – Allotment Aspirations

Since we have only had our plot since March last year we are still trying to find our feet. Our philosophy in 2017 was 'try it and see', and this best sums up every decision we made, every plant planted, and every structure built. 2017 was about getting to know the plot (clayey, compacted and …

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Brassicas, a Heatwave and a Summer Solstice Photo Tour of the Plot

I finished digging and planting the second brassica bed before the heatwave hit. We now have a little row of Savoy January King 3 cabbages and a row of All Year Round cauliflowers. They're hiding in netted tunnels away from the prying eyes of rabbits. I had plenty of seedlings left over so planted 2 cabbages and a …

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Fire, Frost, Angry Bees and Other News from the Plot

Allotment groups on Facebook this morning were full of photos of frost damaged plants with comments like '...and this was inside my greenhouse under three layers of cardboard and some garden fleece.' This made me nervous about what we'd find when we visited our plot. I tried to reason with myself that all the frost …

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