Monthly Archive: May 2019

New plan/objectives for the allotments in 2019

In this video I talk about my updated allotment objectives and plans for the year. I’ve basically met my challenges for this year: – Increase my March/April harvests – Nearly quadrupled – Harvest a huge amount of food – on target for £10,000/year – Cover my costs for the year...

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...

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...