Category: Allotment

What I’m Sowing and Growing in October

October, like September, has been a challenging month in the garden.  High winds, lots of rain and not much sun.  I even had to put cold-frame lids over new plantings of lettuce to protect them from the gales and hail!  It looks like everything has pulled through though, the squash...

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...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in September

August, like July, has been a challenging month in the garden.  High winds, lots of rain and not much sun.  I even had to put cold-frame lids over new plantings of lettuce to protect them from the gales and hail!  It looks like everything has pulled through though, the squash...