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The Problem With Broad Beans

The Problem With Broad Beans

Before I start, I should probably declare that I really like broad beans. They’re a very tasty vegetable which I enjoy growing. This..

June 12, 2017 with 3 Comments
6 Advantages to Buying Seedlings

6 Advantages to Buying Seedlings

Last week, I wandered down to the Halse village plant sale in the hope of finding some strawberry plants to bulk up my fruit bed. Luckily..

May 6, 2017 with 1 Comment
Excitement, Sadness and Memories: Real Men Sow is Relocating to Somerset :)

Excitement, Sadness and Memories: Real Men Sow is Relocating to Somerset :)

Things have been quiet on here recently, but life has gotten a touch hectic. From December 1st, Real Men Sow will be brought to you from..

September 4, 2016 with 1 Comment

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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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