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6 Tips for Growing Sweetcorn on the Allotment

6 Tips for Growing Sweetcorn on the Allotment

This week, we’ve been harvesting the first of the sweetcorn crop. With no beds built for veg built at the new house in time for..

August 26, 2017 with 1 Comment
Yes! I Nailed Sweetcorn and It Tasted Incredible!

Yes! I Nailed Sweetcorn and It Tasted Incredible!

Finally. I grew sweetcorn. My allotment life is complete. Sweetcorn has always proven tricky for me, and all the other Burnham allotment..

August 20, 2016 with 2 Comments
Four Crops That Have Been Great on My Plot This Year

Four Crops That Have Been Great on My Plot This Year

When the slugs have eaten all that you plant in their path and summer has taken until mid July to get started, it’s useful to be..

July 19, 2016 with 2 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.

However, three years on, and she now lets me do stuff without watching over my shoulder, so I must be doing something right. [ read more ]

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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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