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The Real Men Sow Guide to Making Your Own Compost

The Real Men Sow Guide to Making Your Own Compost

Ever mowed the lawn, tossed the cuttings into the green bin and thought ‘there must be something better I can do with all that?’ Well,..

September 29, 2017 with 1 Comment
A Brief Guide to Multi-Purpose Compost

A Brief Guide to Multi-Purpose Compost

This is a republished post from 2014, as part of Real Men Sow Seed Sowing Week. Decent compost is important, and I’d definitely..

April 8, 2016 with 0 Comments
Why I Love Kitchen Compost, and a Few Tips on How to Make It

Why I Love Kitchen Compost, and a Few Tips on How to Make It

Recently on Real Men Sow, I deliberated about the things I was planning to do differently in 2015, like not growing as many courgettes and..

November 2, 2014 with 3 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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