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Mibuna, Mizuna and Other Winter Salads

Mibuna, Mizuna and Other Winter Salads

Winter can be a miserable time when it comes to salads. I normally find myself resorting to the supermarket bag jobs, which much like my..

January 28, 2016 with 1 Comment
5 January Veg I Harvested from the Allotment Last Week

5 January Veg I Harvested from the Allotment Last Week

January and February are often the time of year when allotments find themselves bare and just a little uninspiring. When you’re all..

January 20, 2016 with 1 Comment
4 Ways The Allotment Benefits From a Cold Snap

4 Ways The Allotment Benefits From a Cold Snap

Brrrr. Things are getting cold out there. Of course this is long overdue after the balmy winter so far, but that doesn’t mean it..

January 15, 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, 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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