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Eight Household Items to Reuse and Save a Few Quid

Eight Household Items to Reuse and Save a Few Quid

The little microclimate in my sheltered corner of the world finally caught up today, and we got snow. Normally, I love snow, but with my..

January 20, 2013 with 4 Comments
Can I Sell My Allotment Produce?

Can I Sell My Allotment Produce?

I’ve grown far too much curly kale this year. I did this because I really love it, but now I’ve got a whole row of spare dwarf kale..

February 27, 2011 with 4 Comments
8 Ways to Get Free Seeds

8 Ways to Get Free Seeds

This post was refreshed on 26th January 2013, and a supplement, ‘7 Ways to Get Cheap Seeds‘, was posted.   If you’re..

January 26, 2011 with 5 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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