Monthly Archive: September 2017

Making a Hot Bed from Start to Finish

One of my passions is growing food all year round, I especially like to grow and eat a huge salad of leafy greens every day of the year. Using hot beds makes this much easier and it just makes February and March on the allotment more fun. There are lots...

September Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

The squash and potatoes have finally been harvested on Jennie’s plot which is a big milestone and an opportunity for a big tidy up. The potatoes in particular have been very unruley, spreading out everywhere and making the paths impassable and shading the grass so much that it’s practically dead....

September Allotment Tour (Debbie’s Plot)

Lots of change this month on Debbie’s plot. She’s put up a fence on the back boundary and done a very neat job of the weed suppression fabric underneath it. She’s built a couple of new gates, put kick boards in around the front and back of the plot, repaired...

September Allotment Tour (Steve’s plot)

September is such an important month for me as I’m transitioning almost all of my beds over to their autumn and winter crops and putting the cold frame tops on. This year though I’m having to delay a few beds because they have late crops in them (sweet potatoes, French...