Allotment garden: Catch up in spring

Where has the spring been?

After the snows of March, the rains that followed and for me, a brief but beautiful holiday in the sun, I’ve felt behind in my plans and activities on the allotment garden.

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10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: March 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. Continue reading “10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: March 2018”

10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: February 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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Sowing broad beans – A great crop for beginners.

I once made wine from broad beans.

It was horrendous. The colour of urine and a taste I imagine of antifreeze. It would get you drunk though. Continue reading “Sowing broad beans – A great crop for beginners.”

Super supper from the store, Onion and Cider soup with Gruyère

Onions are often treated as an additional ingredient to a dish.

Indeed, they are essential in creating a base for so many cuisines including the foundation of many Italian sauces and Indian curries.

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