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Ten Tips for Grow Your Own Beginners

Ten Tips for Grow Your Own Beginners

As a kind of beginner-turned-improver at allotmenteering, people often ask me what to grow first, where to start, what can they do in a..

April 29, 2013 with 7 Comments
Introducing Lewis Paul Stevens

Introducing Lewis Paul Stevens

When I started Real Men Sow, I made myself a rule that I wouldn’t let the blog veer towards personal posts. RMS was going to be all about..

February 12, 2013 with 20 Comments
7 Ways to Get Cheap Seeds

7 Ways to Get Cheap Seeds

8 Ways to Get Free Seeds, my most viewed post of all time Real Men Sow history, is 2 years old today. This milestone, together with my £5..

January 26, 2013 with 16 Comments

About Real Men Sow

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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