Category: Allotment

Living a Sustainable Allotment Life

This video is about our allotment related sustainability efforts.  These are directed primarily at reducing our: fresh water use, carbon footprint, consumption of single use plastic and exposure to toxins.  We are also trying to build top soil, encourage beneficial birds and insects, increase our food quality, save money and...

Allotment Diary (April – Week 2)

 Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £1730 of fruit and veg this year We’ve spent a total of £458 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £228 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. This is a...

First Harvest of the Early Potatoes

We are self-sufficient in veg and seasonal fruit so if I want to eat something, I have to grow it. Sometimes I take this seriously, because I really want great food to eat every day, sometimes it’s just a bit of fun, or an experiment to test out an idea...

Growing early tomatoes – just for fun

We are self-sufficient in veg and seasonal fruit so if I want to eat something, I have to grow it. Sometimes I take this seriously, because I really want food to eat every day, sometimes it’s just a bit of fun, or an experiment to test out an idea that...

Allotment Diary (April – Week 1)

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £1503 of fruit veg this year We’ve spent a total of £458 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £180 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. This is slightly higher...

What I’m Sowing And Growing In April

March is my busiest sowing month, so it’s quite a relief to get to April.  I have dozens of seed trays full of healthy plants now and many of the February and early March sowings are in the ground.  The main challenge has been the onions, I’ve had a couple...