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Allotment Smoothies

Today’s video is in response to a viewer’s request. Apparently I’m always mentioning smoothie’s on the videos and so a video of making them was a good idea too. Smoothie’s are particularly important at this time of year, because leaves for salads are a bit thin on the ground, whereas...

January Tour of Jennie’s Allotment Plot

This is a short video showing the progress on Jennie’s plot. It’s taken a while to film it because the weather has just been too windy to get decent audio, but today it’s finally bearable. There’s not much progress to report. I’m still raving about kalette’s which are the best...

Big Plans For My Little Allotment

Last weekend I enlisted the help of some – wood burner owning – friends and we took down the old – unproductive – apples trees on my plot. I was a big job that’s left me exhausted for a few days but I’m on the mend now and making plans....

January Tour of Debbie’s Plot

Everything is as it should be on Debbie’s plot. She’s mulching the beds with her excellent home made compost, pruning the apple trees and training them to their support wires, and continuing to harvest. At the moment the most prolific harvest is coming from the winter miners lettuce, but the...

January Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

I’m taking advantage of a few good days to do a quick tour of my plot, but more importantly I’m also working with a couple of friends to take down my old cooking apples trees and a very poor eater. This will open up a huge area on my plot,...

Allotment Hotbed – Filling and Planting

Today’s video shows the process of emptying last years hot bed and then filling it again and also filling the new hotbed. The process is fairly simple to describe: First I fill the empty hotbed with 18″ of compressed horse bedding (manure). Depending on the proportion of droppings I also...

How I’m Doing My Allotment Planting Plan in 2018

In this video I take you through the approach that I’ve taken to planning the allotments this year. Last year I invested in a fancy online planning app, but it was too complex, inflexible and inconvenient to access on my phone. This year I’m going back to basics. I’m keeping...