It’s the end of the school summer holidays. Having an allotment is not just about growing food. It’s certainly a place to occupy children during the six-week break. However, if you embrace your plot and the community of people that come together at your allotment site you find they offer so much more.
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The memory of last July is seared into my mind. Recalled through a painful cringe.
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It’s May. The month us gardeners seem to pin our hope’s on. The last frosts (for me anyway) the warmer temperature. The sunny days and the promise of more to come. It’s also my birthday month and so as I grow another year older, I will forget the numbers and embrace the green shoots and early radishes instead. Continue reading “Allotment jobs for May”
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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This easy to make tomato chutney recipe is great for using up unripe tomatoes.
As the proverbial phrase goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
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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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Apparently, to grow the perfect parsnip you just do nothing.
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