Category: Allotment Diary

Allotment Diary (November – Week 2)

How much time have I spent on the allotments? There’s very little to report in this week’s diary, everything is planted except a few shallots and I’ve hardly had any time on the plot, just a few harvests, chopping down the raspberries and fleecing the polytunnel against frosts: a total...

Allotment Diary (November – Week 1)

How much time have I spent on the allotments? I’ve been away on a short break this week, enjoying one my old home towns, Kingston Upon Hull, a true regeneration success story, such a beautiful and vibrant place, especially if you stick close to the water-front like I do.  As...

Allotment Diary (October – Week 4)

How much time have I spent on the allotments? The allotments are in fairly good shape now for winter, so we’ve not had too much to do, but the weather’s been quite nice and my blistered feet mean I’ve not had much opportunity for exercise, so pottering around the allotments...

Allotment Diary (October – Week 3)

How much time have I spent on the allotments? I’ve been away on holiday for a week, visiting the New Scientist Live conference in London and spending a few days with two of my daughters and their partners.  As a result there’s been a bit less allotment activity than usual...

Allotment Diary (September – Week 4)

How much time have I spent on the allotments? Not much time on the allotment this week, mainly harvesting and tweaking the water collection system and moving water from the collection tanks to the storage tanks, a total of 8 hours, big push next week though as we almost finish...

Allotment Diary (September – Week 3)

How much time have I spent on the allotments? Most of my time this week has been spent expanding my rain water harvesting system, I’ve upgraded from 2.6m3 to 4.6m3 and that’s involved moving lots of storage containers and water around to make room.  I’ve also given half of my...

Allotment Diary (September – Week 2)

How much time have I spent on the allotments? Most beds are cleared now and replanted, so there’s not much to do except establishing the new plants and harvesting, I’ve spent 6 hours in the allotment this week.  My main focus at the moment is enjoying the cooler weather, perfect...