Category: Allotment Diary

Allotment Diary (December – Week 1)

Overview of the week I spent half a day on the allotment this week, mostly planting and then two other visits for harvesting.  The big news though is that harvests are still strong, it’s been colder than usual, but I’ve managed to finish planting all of my spare plants.  In...

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...