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An Open Letter to Will: Don’t Give Up!

An Open Letter to Will: Don’t Give Up!

Hey Will, How’s things? I’ve heard a whisper that you’re thinking of jacking your allotment in already. I’m writing to try and talk..

October 21, 2012 with 3 Comments
Am I a New Traditionalist and Keeping Up With the Allotment Joneses

Am I a New Traditionalist and Keeping Up With the Allotment Joneses

This week, Tom at the very funny Hapless Gardener blog posted about the state of his lawn. Tom opened up and admitted that his lawn was..

April 19, 2012 with 5 Comments
Those Little Things that Make Us Members of the GYO Gang

Those Little Things that Make Us Members of the GYO Gang

I heard a lovely story this week. My mate Nick has got into GYO this year, and he’s been talking recently about expanding his empire into..

November 18, 2011 with 0 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, 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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