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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
How We Cleared our Overgrown Allotment Part 2: Smothering Those Weeds

How We Cleared our Overgrown Allotment Part 2: Smothering Those Weeds

Now our new allotment is clear and productive, I’ve started blogging about how mum and I went about clearing the weedy mess that was Plot..

July 5, 2014 with 2 Comments
3 Ways to Get Growing Even If Your New Allotment is Overgrown

3 Ways to Get Growing Even If Your New Allotment is Overgrown

When you take on an unruly plot, it can sometimes be hard to envisage ever growing veg there at all; such is the state of the weeds and..

June 26, 2014 with 1 Comment

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, 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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