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8 Winter Veg to Sow Now

8 Winter Veg to Sow Now

After months of often cold, miserable weather, things are looking up. Spring is here, shortly to be followed by Summer. Of course, no one..

April 22, 2016 with 0 Comments
8 Tips for Enjoying the Tastiest Kale

8 Tips for Enjoying the Tastiest Kale

Yesterday was a bittersweet kale day for me. After finding some ridiculously late cabbage white caterpillars munching my garden kale to..

November 23, 2015 with 1 Comment
What Allotment Veg is On Your Christmas Menu?

What Allotment Veg is On Your Christmas Menu?

Ahhh, it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… Christmas, of course, is an awesome time of year, and also one of the very best times..

December 23, 2014 with 0 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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