Allotment month 32: cool as a cucurbit, hot as a herbal

2018 will go down as one of the most challenging years for gardeners, the freezing late blast followed by an immediate and tot

Allotment month 31: here come the crops – gherkins, kohlrabi, edible flowers and more

After months of hard work, today the allotment is starting to give up its bounty with lots of produce now finally ready for th

Allotment Month 26: sprucing and rearranging

Toward the end of autumn I find the battle against couch grass and other weeds relentless and with the coming winter, I just s

Allotment Month 25: planning for the year ahead – parsnips, cauliflower, kale, carrots, apples

Can you believe I’ve had my allotment for two years?! The excitement of taking ownership still feels like yesterday to m

7 easy pickings for grow your own keenos

I’m being thrown head first heading into my second season on the allotment and this year, my mind has turned to my stoma

The best potatoes to grow

Last year I grew a set of seven different potato cultivars and only really liked one of them, ‘Jazzy’. So, tonight

13 tips to help allotment newbies… by an allotment newbie!

Taking on an allotment for the first time is exciting and scary. I know because I’ve just done it – I’ve ha

Allotment month 12: proof is in the potatoes

It’s been a year since I was given my 125 sq metre allotment and what a wonderful, soulful, reflective, fun, heartening

Allotment Month 11: jobs for Autumn

Something about Autumn and Spring make them feel much the same thing. Soil is damp and warm again, leading to a sudden burst

My Allotment: month 1 – preparation and planning

I’ve had access to my allotment for a month now giving me time to assess it, ready about half of it for planting and to

Designer Edibles 1: Peas (Pisum sativum ‘Meteor’)

I’m on a mission to grow as many different species and varieties of plants as possible to help with my RHS Level 2 studi

Veggies in the local community garden

I’m super excited right now because I have been very lucky and been given access to dig around in a raised bed in our lo

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