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The worst thing about growing veg over winter

Growing veg over winter is wonderful.  Unfortunately come spring it’s chaos trying to get ready to plant all of the summer crops!  This video tells the story … If you are new to my allotment videos you might find a bit of context useful. We live in the north west...

Living a Sustainable Allotment Life

This post has been updated for 2020 This video is about our allotment related sustainability efforts.  These are directed primarily at reducing our: fresh water use, carbon footprint, consumption of single use plastic and exposure to toxins.  We are also trying to build top soil, encourage beneficial birds and insects,...

First Harvest of the Early Potatoes

We are self-sufficient in veg and seasonal fruit so if I want to eat something, I have to grow it. Sometimes I take this seriously, because I really want great food to eat every day, sometimes it’s just a bit of fun, or an experiment to test out an idea...

Growing early tomatoes – just for fun

We are self-sufficient in veg and seasonal fruit so if I want to eat something, I have to grow it. Sometimes I take this seriously, because I really want food to eat every day, sometimes it’s just a bit of fun, or an experiment to test out an idea that...

What I’m Sowing And Growing In April

March is my busiest sowing month, so it’s quite a relief to get to April.  I have dozens of seed trays full of healthy plants now and many of the February and early March sowings are in the ground.  The main challenge has been the onions, I’ve had a couple...