Celebrating autumn – Squash soup

Every year, there is a sudden moment in the latter part of September when I see and feel the definitive shift in the season and I know the autumn has arrived. This happened as I made my way home from work last week. Continue reading “Celebrating autumn – Squash soup”

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10 ways to eat strawberries – when you ask Twitter

I have a confession. I neglect the strawberries growing on our allotment.

I feel incredibly guilty about this, I really do. The strawberries know my guilt. They have heard me tell the neighbours who visit the plot. Continue reading “10 ways to eat strawberries – when you ask Twitter”

SowHow: A modern guide to grow-your-own veg

The shelves in my dining room are lined with an ever expanding collection of books on the topic of allotments and kitchen gardening.

If I flick through the pages of these books, there is a noticeable similarity in content and style. Continue reading “SowHow: A modern guide to grow-your-own veg”

Why move to ‘no-dig’ allotment gardening?

The experience on the allotment this winter has been very different compared to last year.

The weather has been relatively kind which has helped, but what’s paid off is the work I carried out on the allotment following the waterlogging 12 months ago.

Continue reading “Why move to ‘no-dig’ allotment gardening?”