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How Growing My Own Changed My Eating Habits

How Growing My Own Changed My Eating Habits

In the midst of this week’s Real Men Sow rhubarb reverence, Adam, blogger and veg grower at Tales from Plot A2 made an interesting point...

March 8, 2013 with 2 Comments
Sometimes I Still Miss the Allotment

Sometimes I Still Miss the Allotment

I gave up my allotment plot three months ago, but there are days when I still miss being down there. Today was one of those days. In the..

February 16, 2013 with 3 Comments
Giving Up the Allotment

Giving Up the Allotment

On Saturday, I gave up my allotment. With a little ‘un on the way in February, and the opportunity to grow veg in my back garden, I made..

December 11, 2012 with 4 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, 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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