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The Principles of Intercropping, featuring Lettuce and Broccoli, and Sprouts and Radishes

The Principles of Intercropping, featuring Lettuce and Broccoli, and Sprouts and Radishes

Has anyone out there in the blogosphere tried intercropping? I’ve only dabbled with intercropping before, having been fairly blessed..

June 19, 2013 with 8 Comments
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
A Difficult Winter Ahead?

A Difficult Winter Ahead?

It’s going to be a tough winter on my plot. I’ve gone from my best ever winter in 2010, where I was virtually self sufficient all the..

October 13, 2011 with 11 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, over a decade later, 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 #15 – Blackberry and Apple Flapjack
  • 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?

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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