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Allotment Diary (May – Week 1)

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £2408 of fruit and veg this year. We’ve spent a total of £672 this year, mostly one time investments.  This week we spent almost as much as we harvested! What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £193 worth of veg...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in May

April is my busiest month, huge harvests, lots of sowing, but even more planting and lots of beds to clear and recondition ready for May planting, so it’s quite a relief to get to May.  I have dozens of seed trays full of healthy plants now and many of the...

Allotment Diary (April – Week 4) 

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £2205 of fruit and veg this year We’ve spent a total of £482 this year, mostly one time investments What we’ve harvested and eaten We harvested a total of £170 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. This is quite...

The worst thing about growing veg over winter

Growing veg over winter is wonderful.  Unfortunately come spring it’s chaos trying to get ready to plant all of the summer crops!  This video tells the story … If you are new to my allotment videos you might find a bit of context useful. We live in the north west...

Allotment Diary (April – Week 3) 

Allotment Finances We’ve harvested a total of £1975 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 £245 worth of veg this week, excluding everything from the store. This is a...

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...