Spring has sproinged

  • By Alison
  • 7 April, 2013
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    After what seems like a year long winter, the sun has finally shown its face and it’s amazing how quickly the spirits lift with a bit of warmth … Continue Reading →

You’re just small potatoes

Mother Nature and I had a conversation the other day. Well, not so much a conversation, as me making a mental statement, and Mother Nature giving me a slap down to make sure I knew my place in the world. Thanks, Mother N.

It went somewhat like this…

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Seeding up time

  • By Alison
  • 23 March, 2010
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Apart from my father-in-law having a dig in preference to going to Bluewater (crazy man!) the allotment hasn’t had any attention at all now in 3 months. But with the … Continue Reading →

Time to seed and kill bean weevils.

It’s been a long hard winter, but it seems like there is now a light at the end of this long damp tunnel. We’ve now had several days where that … Continue Reading →

The funky tomato

I don’t know if my tomatoes are supposed to look like this. but they are very funky.

vegetables in my Veg-Table

  • By Alison
  • 2 November, 2009
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Not long ago I took possession of my very own veg-table, which is a raised vegetable bed on legs. It’s the brainchild of one of my clients – Veg-Table ltd, … Continue Reading →

mushrooms on a board

Some of my seedlings were a little less than successful, and strangely – in those seed trays I had an abundance of small mushrooms. I wondered if the compost that … Continue Reading →

tucking up for winter

  • By Alison
  • 14 October, 2009
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Now that I’ve discovered I am ill, I need to milk this condition to the fullest until friday at least (which is probably the point at which the doctor points … Continue Reading →

Planning for 2010

As I start to harvest the last of the summer produce, I am beginning to prepare those newly empty beds for green manure. I didn’t do this last year, and … Continue Reading →

Self sufficiency

  • By Alison
  • 27 July, 2009
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When I first started working on an allotment – or more correctly, on my three beds on my friend Ali’s allotment, I hardly planned to be self sufficient. It was … Continue Reading →