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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...

October Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

It’s been a super busy month here in a not so sunny Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, but we’ve managed to take advantage of every good day and got a lot done. The main job has been building a second hot bed, which will go into service in early February,...

Making a Hot Bed from Start to Finish

One of my passions is growing food all year round, I especially like to grow and eat a huge salad of leafy greens every day of the year. Using hot beds makes this much easier and it just makes February and March on the allotment more fun. There are lots...

September Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

The squash and potatoes have finally been harvested on Jennie’s plot which is a big milestone and an opportunity for a big tidy up. The potatoes in particular have been very unruley, spreading out everywhere and making the paths impassable and shading the grass so much that it’s practically dead....

September Allotment Tour (Debbie’s Plot)

Lots of change this month on Debbie’s plot. She’s put up a fence on the back boundary and done a very neat job of the weed suppression fabric underneath it. She’s built a couple of new gates, put kick boards in around the front and back of the plot, repaired...

September Allotment Tour (Steve’s plot)

September is such an important month for me as I’m transitioning almost all of my beds over to their autumn and winter crops and putting the cold frame tops on. This year though I’m having to delay a few beds because they have late crops in them (sweet potatoes, French...

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...

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...