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6 Things I’ve Learnt From Growing Vegetables in a Small Space

6 Things I’ve Learnt From Growing Vegetables in a Small Space

Having started tidying up my veg beds in readiness for moving, I’ve been reflecting on hat I’ve learned since I went from..

September 17, 2016 with 0 Comments
Summer Solstice Veg Patch Update

Summer Solstice Veg Patch Update

There’s an opening line in one of the original River Cottage episodes, where the camera pans across the garden and house, and HFW..

June 22, 2016 with 1 Comment
Refining My Allotment Habits and Growing Differently

Refining My Allotment Habits and Growing Differently

‘You’re losing interest, aren’t you?’ I was in my shed, tinkering with a bike when my mum said that to me yesterday..

June 6, 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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