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The End of the Road for Curly Kale on My Veg Patch?

The End of the Road for Curly Kale on My Veg Patch?

And so, those pesky cabbage white butterflies have decimated my cavolo nero, despite a robust protective layer of scaffold net. How..

July 27, 2014 with 4 Comments
Six Common Allotment Crop Disasters and How You Can Prevent Them

Six Common Allotment Crop Disasters and How You Can Prevent Them

In my previous two posts, I’ve talked about plot crop disasters, and how we should both celebrate them and accept them as part of..

May 6, 2014 with 0 Comments
Patch from Scratch Mid Summer Crop Review

Patch from Scratch Mid Summer Crop Review

Is the second week of August mid summer? Can I call it that? Anyway, I thought the time right to put together a Patch from Scratch crop..

August 13, 2013 with 15 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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