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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...

Big Changes On Jennie’s Plot and a Small Tour

It’s all change on Jennie’s plot this month. The growing is slowing down, so it’s the season for projects. Debbie has laid a patio, trimmed the hedges and shifted the pile of rubbish and compost bins. I’ve pruned and cleared out the weeds at the bottom the the hedge. Together...

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...

Typical November Allotment Harvest Day

Every Tuesday we do a harvest for friends and family, it’s a pretty big job, and the highlight of my allotment week. Last weeks video showed me processing (cleaning and packing) a typical weeks harvest from the allotment. In this video I thought I would show the harvest process instead....

November Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

Things are starting to quiet down on the plot now, all the beds are planted and productive, or dormant until spring, so there’s not much to do but pull up the odd weed and harvest. Well that’s not totally true, I’m still raking up leaves every few days from the...

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...

Allotment Finances – Costs and Value

Over the last 18 months we’ve setup three allotments from scratch. Each time our impatience has exceeded our normal frugality, so we’ve invested heavily to maximise value and fun. In this video I take you through our approach and then do a quick overview of where all the money’s gone...

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...