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Low Maintenance Crops for my Nan (and anyone else for that matter)

Low Maintenance Crops for my Nan (and anyone else for that matter)

To cut a long story short, I went to see my awesome nan. She has a man come around once a week to look after garden, and at the back there..

February 25, 2013 with 1 Comment
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
Creating a Herb Garden

Creating a Herb Garden

Speaking of herbs, if you haven’t got a herb garden at home or on the allotment, now’s an excellent time to start planning one. Sunny,..

January 4, 2013 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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