Category: Allotment

December Tour of Debbie’s Allotment Plot

In this video I take you on a tour of Debbie’s plot. This month she’s planted two minarette trees, cleared the Bolotti beans and harvested the Oca, but apart from that the focus has really just been on day to day harvesting. The winter salad staples, Lambs Lettuce and Winter...

What To Do When The Ground’s Frozen

It’s a wonderful frosty day on the allotment and I’m struggling to find things to do. Ideally I’d be out hiking, but I have a stress fracture in my foot so I’m taking things easy. The allotment provides a perfect distraction, composting, I turned one of my big bins –...

Harvesting the oca on Debbie’s Allotment

We planted five oca (New Zealand Yam) tubers this year, our first attempt at growing them. Only four of them survived and only three thrived. They didn’t grow much in spring, but put on a lot of growth in late summer. The tuber’s don’t seem to grow until late autumn...

December Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

This is the first tour of winter and almost everything continues to grow well, somethings too well. The green salaonvas are suffering a bit, but the miner’s lettuce is growing faster than we can eat it and we eat a lot. We had a few very early frosts and these...

November Kitchen Garden Tour

Today’s video is a quick tour of the kitchen garden and there’s not much going on, so I also check in on the store room. We mainly use the kitchen garden for berries, but we also have a few raised beds that we stock with our most commonly used veg:...

How I Compost Leaves

*** Edited to include a link to the correct video! Almost everyone else that I know puts their leaves in a big wire cage and then forgets about them for a few years. I don’t have the time or space for that, I want my leaves on the ground (in...

November Allotment Tour (Debbie’s Plot)

This month’s tour is very simillar to the last, as there’s not much changing in November on Debbie’s allotment. The beans, New Zealand Spinach and Oca are dying back after the frost; the Lambs Lettuce, Miner’s Lettuce and brassicas are thriving. Everything is as it should be. We will be...