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Allotment Self-sufficiency and successional growing

This is a long video, but then it’s on an important topic. I explore my approach to self-sufficiency and then spend quite a while illustrating how I put it into practice through successional sowing, choosing different varieties that mature at different times, choosing veg suited to different seasons and season...

Big Allotment Potato Update

Big update on the progress of my super early potatoes and how I’ve planted in the ground this year.  I’ve planted lots of Charlotte and Arran Pilot in tubs on the patio at home and on Jennie’s plot.  I’ve also planted Charlotte in the ground (with some chits removed) for...

Spring Finally Arrives At The Allotments

Well it’s been a challenging end to winter, with the coldest weather anyone around here can remember. The wind chill has been particularly challenging, so anything tender that’s not under cover has suffered, the chard and broad beans being good examples. Under cover though nearly everything has survived well. I’ve...

Weekly Allotment Update and Tour

The harvests are really starting to pick up now. I’ve just picked 20 litres of veg, that’s a respectable £20 worth, and it’s the second harvest of the week. It’s a tricky time of year though, picking enough to eat, but leaving the plants strong, so that they grow even...

5 Questions, 5 Answers and 5 YouTuber’s

Amanda from AJ’s Allotment asked me to answer 5 questions and then tag 5 additional people who I’d like to see answer the same questions. There’s no obligation to answer of course, but if you fancy it, then I’m sure people would appreciate the answers. So first, thanks to Amanda...