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Whatever Happened to the Sunday Supplement, and Getting My Blogging Mojo Back

Whatever Happened to the Sunday Supplement, and Getting My Blogging Mojo Back

A few weeks ago, I talked about time and blogging, and how I’d struggle to keep up. I wanted to keep Real Men Sow useful as Rory..

September 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
A Spring Clean for Real Men Sow

A Spring Clean for Real Men Sow

The eagle-eyed amongst you might have noticed that Real Men Sow has had a spring clean (even if it does feel like the middle of winter out..

March 13, 2013 with 2 Comments
Introducing A Patch From Scratch – A New Feature on Real Men Sow

Introducing A Patch From Scratch – A New Feature on Real Men Sow

What exactly does it take to create a patch from scratch? I’m about to find out as I try and turn part of my garden into a productive..

July 15, 2012 with 4 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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