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Real Men Sow is on a Sabbatical But Here Are 775 Veg Growing Tips

Real Men Sow is on a Sabbatical But Here Are 775 Veg Growing Tips

Real Men Sow is on a sabbatical. Feet up, in front of the fire watching tele and drinking hot chocolate type of thing. After 7 years of..

February 3, 2018 with 1 Comment
2017 Reflections. A Quiet One.

2017 Reflections. A Quiet One.

Merry Christmas everyone! With a 4 and a 2 year old in the house, Christmas has been as chaotic but memorable, as you might expect...

December 28, 2017 with 0 Comments
A Virtual Handover on My Old Allotment Plot

A Virtual Handover on My Old Allotment Plot

Something cool happened last weekend. The gentleman who took on me and mum’s allotment after we left for Somerset has an Instagram..

March 23, 2017 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. However, over a decade later, 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 #15 – Blackberry and Apple Flapjack
  • 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?

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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