Allotment gardening and the power of to-do lists

I have a terrible memory.

One of the frustratingly common examples of this happens when I walk into the supermarket and forget the reasons for being there.

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Going Peat Free with Coco & Coir

Despite my efforts to focus on sustainability when it comes to allotment gardening and within my broader life, I am not proud of the fact that I have not prioritised my purchasing of peat-free compost.

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Chillies I’m growing in 2019 (and some resources)

I love chillies. Some people think chillies are simply about heat but they have such a variety of fantastic flavour too. It’s the combination of the heat and the flavour of the fruit that makes them a welcome ingredient for the kitchen.

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Incredible Crops I’m Growing in 2019: Vital Seeds

Last month, while wading through the gloom of January and wishing for an early spring, my spirits were raised when I received a message from a man named Fred. Continue reading “Incredible Crops I’m Growing in 2019: Vital Seeds”

10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: January 2019

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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Sowing Sweet Peas in January again

This is the second year I’ve grown sweet peas. The first was a disaster.

It all started so well. The peas were sown in October, germinated swiftly and grew with incredible energy.

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11 Must Grow Vegetables in 2019: Allotment gardeners reveal their favourite crops

Tell me if I’m wrong? The Christmas spirit has gone. The sound of auld lang syne has long stopped reverberating in the eardrums. The seed catalogues are now your new best friend?

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10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: November 2018

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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Embracing autumn on the allotment

There’s no pretending anymore. That everlasting summer has gone and autumn has arrived.

In fact, as I write, I realise winter has already opened the gate and is sneaking up the garden path. It will soon knock its frosty fingers on the door. Continue reading “Embracing autumn on the allotment”