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High Summer: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Part 2: Bad

High Summer: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Part 2: Bad

In my last post, I talked about my whopper squashes being the ‘good’ in the good, bad and ugly of high summer. However, this big,..

August 16, 2018 with 2 Comments
High Summer: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Part 1: Good

High Summer: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Part 1: Good

So this year, my butternut squashes are outrageous. Like, I’ve-never-seen-anything-quite-like-it-before levels of outrageousness. I..

August 12, 2018 with 7 Comments
What’s in the Greenhouse? The Small and Mighty Year.

What’s in the Greenhouse? The Small and Mighty Year.

Talking of greenhouses, spring is a time when they really come into their own, especially when temperatures are still struggling. They’re..

May 1, 2018 with 0 Comments

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meIn 2007, I took on a redundant allotment plot with my gardening-mad mum Jan. As all good mums do, she went along with it, but I don’t think she held out much hope.

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Allotment Cakes for the Weekend

  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #14 – Courgette, Lime and Coconut Cake
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #13 – Jamie Oliver’s Squash Muffins
  • An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #12 – Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #11 – Apple and Cinnamon Flapjacks
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #10 – Fresh Ginger and Apple Cake
  • Good Food Magazine Marrow and Pecan Cake
  • A Rhubarbey Roundup, and Whatever Happened to Allotment Cakes for the Weekend?
  • (Not) An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #7 Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

Saving £500 a year!

During 2011, I kept a diary of how much money I save from growing my own fruit and vegetables. After totalling all my outgoings, I saved approximately £500 over the year. I made a spreadsheet to calculate these savings - it’s nothing too complicated, as I’m no Excel guru, but hopefully someone else will find it as useful (and strangely fun) as me. For more info, visit my Money Saving Experiment page by clicking here.

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