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Fruit Choices for Beginners and How Many Plants to Buy

Fruit Choices for Beginners and How Many Plants to Buy

As I continue with the development of my new veg garden in Somerset (it’s a lot bigger job than I first thought!), I’m starting to..

November 2, 2017 with 3 Comments
Five Jobs to Enjoy on the Allotment in September

Five Jobs to Enjoy on the Allotment in September

As I write, it’s dark outside. And it’s only 8pm. The temperature has dropped to single figures too. It doesn’t matter how many times..

September 18, 2017 with 0 Comments
6 Ways To Make the Most of Your Allotment During Winter

6 Ways To Make the Most of Your Allotment During Winter

I do enjoy the onset of winter. I love the seasonal change, the cosy evenings in front of the woodburner and the chance to put my feet up..

November 1, 2015 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.

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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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