Category: Allotment

Record Breaking Allotment Harvest & Prep

I’m not very well today so I’m indulging myself and making a video of today’s harvest and how I prepared it for delivery. This video is for enthusiastic followers only. It does mark my biggest harvest of the autumn so far, a fairly impressive – for me at least –...

Finding Jobs To Do On A Perfect October Day

There’s not much to do on the plot now, it basically pottering and harvest time.  On a perfect sunny, windless day though there’s no place I’d rather be, so I try and invent a few jobs to do and find a few useful things as well. Growing year round means...

October Allotment Tour (Debbie’s Plot)

While my plot is almost fully replanted for Autumn and Winter now, Debbie’s plot is still in a state of transition with quite a lot plants still hanging on. The New Zealand Spinach, a firm favourite, continues to cling on and the Berlotti Beans are still growing very strongly as...

Record breaking weekly harvest

We do a harvest for friends and family on Tuesday and today was the best yet, so it seemed a good opportunity to show what’s growing in mid autumn. In order to always have plenty for ourselves in the lean months we always have a big surplus in the bountiful...

October Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

It’s been a super busy month here in a not so sunny Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, but we’ve managed to take advantage of every good day and got a lot done. The main job has been building a second hot bed, which will go into service in early February,...

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...