Tag Archives: Garlic

What to do in February – 2

This time last year I wrote a post to remind me on what needed to be done on the allotment or garden this month.  This is a guide to help me organize what needs to be done.  More of a … Continue reading

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What to do in August.

I spend most of my time now harvesting the produce that we have tended to for the past few months (hence the late blog post). I have to be very imaginative to include the fresh fruit and vegetables into our everyday … Continue reading

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First harvests of the season

It’s an exciting time finally being able to unearth some of the produce that we have tended to for such a long time.  Our first major harvest came from our new potatoes.  Andy and I were like big kids scrambling … Continue reading

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What to do in July

This is an exciting time of the year for me as I get to harvest all of the produce that I have tended for the past months.  My homeward journey back from my allotment always includes bags full of fresh produce.  … Continue reading

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What to do in June

Now that the risk of frost has passed many gardeners are pleased that the growing season can finally get under way. Don’t be too hasty storing away the frost protection just yet though as here in the UK it is … Continue reading

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What to do in May

With 2 May Bank holidays here in the UK I should be grateful for the extra days that I can spend at my plot.  Luckily though for me, I have a few short, well deserved breaks booked that coincide with … Continue reading

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What to do in April

Ideally, vegetable and fruit growing should be keeping us busy mostly this month but with the cold wintery conditions that we have been experiencing here in the UK, we are so far behind.  I wonder whether we will really ever catch … Continue reading

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Winter wonders

As the clocks go back at the end of this month, and night time falls a little earlier, many grow your own gardeners believe that there’s not much that they can actually grow now and prefer to cover their beds … Continue reading

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What to do now in November

Jobs to do………in November Continue to water winter crops if needed Add the remaining vegetation to the compost heap Continue to collect leaves and add to the leaf mould heap. They will need at least 12-18 months to rot down … Continue reading

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Spot light on…….Garlic

There are 2 types of garlic that you can grow – hardneck garlic and softneck garlic. Softneck garlic are better for storing and their flexible stalks allow you to create the classic plaited garlic braids. Softneck garlic produce numerous cloves … Continue reading

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