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August Kitchen Garden Tour (The Back Garden)

It’s time for a kitchen garden tour and the focus at the moment is racing to get everything in the ground for autumn. That means aggressively pulling the existing carrot and beet beds and replacing them with lettuce and spinach as we have plenty of root veg on the allotment...

August Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

A very windy day on the allotment on the day before our open day, so I’ve been busy helping Debbie on her plot, tidying Jennie’s plot and doing loads of work preparing for autumn and winter in mine, as well as harvesting of course!!

July Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

Well it’s been just over a month since the last tour and Jennie’s plot is really starting to take shape.  This plot is mostly the source of the family’s autumn/winter evening meals: beans from the freezer, potatoes from the hessian sacks, squashes & onions from the wire racks and winter...

July Kitchen Garden Tour (The Back Garden)

The kitchen garden is in full on harvest mode now, the cherries have finished, but as planned they’ve been replaced by the strawberries and now we have the blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries and blueberries too.  Not to be outdone, the veg is doing well too, we are half way through our...

July Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

I’ve waited for a break in the wind and rain before doing a tour of the plot this month, so I’m a couple of days late.  The allotment continues to transition from spring to summer crops.  The autumn crops are all planted or on the patio in trays and the...

June Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

Exactly a month ago I did a tour of Jennie’s plot, so here’s the update. If you’ve been following along you will already know that we got this plot really late in the year and had to do a fast turnaround to get it into production so it not ideal,...

Radio Interviews

I’ve been interviewed on the radio every day this week, if you are keen on gardening or even better have an allotment, you might like to listen to the interviews, each one is only a few minutes long. The links jump straight to the interview.  I also cover how the...

June Kitchen Garden Tour ( The Back Garden )

Every week I do a tour of one of our gardens/allotments and today it’s the turn of the kitchen garden.  We mainly grow fruit here and pest sensitive veggie’s, which fair reasonably well without any protection.  Today’s highlights are the cherries and strawberries, but the beetroot and carrots are all...