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6 Tips for Growing Broad Beans

6 Tips for Growing Broad Beans

If you haven’t overwintered your broad beans, the chances are you are thinking about sowing some seeds pretty soon. The days are..

February 10, 2017 with 1 Comment
6 Things I’m Hoping For On My Return from Holiday

6 Things I’m Hoping For On My Return from Holiday

I’m off on holiday for a week today. The veg beds and seedlings have been left in the capable hands of my mum, and my suitcase is packed..

May 29, 2015 with 0 Comments
A Good Year for Rhubarb!

A Good Year for Rhubarb!

‘Do you want any rhubarb?’ I was dropping Lewis off at nursery last week, and inside the door lay a big basket of surplus rhubarb,..

May 18, 2015 with 3 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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