Sowing Sweet Peas in January

January can be a tough month for an allotment gardener.

We may have flung open the doors to let the old year out in a raucous chorus of Auld Lang Syne, but the countryside is still bare, the light is low and hazy and the world is still a cold and dark place.

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10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: December

There’s a fantastic number of allotment, kitchen garden and grow your own bloggers out there. I read as many as I can for inspiration, advice and to find out what everyone is getting up to.

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10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: November

There’s a fantastic number of allotment, kitchen garden and grow your own bloggers out there. I read as many as I can for inspiration, advice and to find out what everyone is getting up to. Continue reading “10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: November”

Allotment gardening and harvesting reality – #MyRealView

Hands up if you read magazines?

*Me! Me! Me!*

I subscribe to a number of gardening magazines and I enjoy reading them. They provide some great advice, tips and plenty of inspiration for my allotment garden and for the topics I write about on the blog. Continue reading “Allotment gardening and harvesting reality – #MyRealView”

10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: October

There’s a fantastic number of allotment, kitchen garden and grow your own bloggers out there. I read as many as I can for inspiration, advice and to find out what everyone is getting up to.

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Halloween pumpkin waste is an annual missed opportunity

I wrote a version of this article in April of this year. A time when many of us who grow our own fruit and veg are sowing our pumpkin and squash seeds for the season ahead.

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