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Planting Tomatoes in a Polytunnel

Although I decided not to plant my tomatoes early, because I don’t have  very good space to grow them on and because I dislike potting them on, I still ended up having to plant them out in the polytunnel beds early.  In fact they are almost exactly the same sized...

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...

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...

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...

First Harvest of the Early Potatoes

We are self-sufficient in veg and seasonal fruit so if I want to eat something, I have to grow it. Sometimes I take this seriously, because I really want great food to eat every day, sometimes it’s just a bit of fun, or an experiment to test out an idea...