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What to do in March – 2

I get excited when I see the 1st March approach on my calendar because for me that brings about the start of seed sowing.  The beginning of the month seed sowing depends a lot on the weather that we are experiencing, … Continue reading

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What to do in October

I have started to feel a little sad knowing that the growing season has started to come to an end.  There are plenty of jobs that I can still do on the plot but these are not as exciting as … Continue reading

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Lettuce Trees?

Ok, so we were grateful for the glorious few days of hot weather that we are had in the UK back in July. Perfect weather for a nice, crisp salad with home-grown lettuce, but look what happened to these? Bolting is an understatement! They … 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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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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Let the planting commence!

I managed to get my first early potatoes planted into the ground on my half   Now that the weather is warming up a little, they should be fine.  I don’t plot.have the strength at the moment to dig a … 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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