Category Archives: Allotment

End of July Update – 2019

We’ve come to the end of July and the garden/polytunnel are both doing well with decent harvests of French Beans, Cucumbers and Courgettes adding to the Lettuce (which are still going well). However, the Radishes, Broad Beans and Peas have … Continue reading

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End of June update

We’re at the end of June and the garden is looking OK. The vegetables are beginning to deliver with Sugar Snap Peas, Broad Beans and French Beans adding to the Lettuce and Radishes that we’ve been harvesting for a while. … Continue reading

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How much food do you waste?

The other day I was reading an online article (at theconversation.com) (it was raining) which finished with “people who grow their own waste less” and we should therefore replace the “farm to plate” production line with “garden to plate”. As … Continue reading

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MYHarvest Report

A while ago, I posted a post that included a reference to MYHarvest. Well the group involved have published their first report and I think it makes interesting reading. You can find it here. They’ve taken some figures from us … Continue reading

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When is it going to get warm?

I spent most of this morning transplanting my tomatoes from their seed pots up into individual pots. They need it to allow them to grow on faster but, I wondered when it was going to get warm. Those of you … Continue reading

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Pruning Autumn Fruited Raspberries

Yesterday I went to the allotment to prune my Autumn Fruiting Raspberries. Raspberries are possibly one of the few reasons why I want to keep my allotment. This year we picked a total of 17kgs of fruit, about half of … Continue reading

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Tomato Heinz-9129

Medium sized, red, open pollinated tomato on determinate plants. Description Heinz-9129 is a standard sized red tomato with a true tomato taste. It grown on a strong, leafy, determinate (bush) plant and we grew it in 2012. It was successful … Continue reading

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31st October 2017 – End of the Season

Its that time of year when I begin to wonder whether the allotment is worth it. There’s no crops to pick (other than the occasional raspberry) and walking two miles each way to spend an hour or two digging the … Continue reading

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