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Living a Sustainable Allotment Life

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, increase our food quality, save money and...

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...

It’s Time To Start Planting Again!

A quick update on what we’ve been planting in the last week or so. After so much time sowing seeds, it’s lovely to start planting them in the open ground again! If you are new to my allotment videos you might find a bit of context useful. We live in...

Planting Early Kale for Spring

A quick update on my plans for making sure that we don’t run out of brassicas during the spring ‘hungry gap’. I do a quick review of the current situation, show you my full range of brassica seedlings and plant a nice range of Kales. I also have a few...