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Harvesting Big Fat Leeks During the Hungry Gap

Harvesting Big Fat Leeks During the Hungry Gap

Just when I thought there aren’t enough reasons to love leeks, here’s another one for you. If like me, you’re struggling for plot..

March 14, 2015 with 2 Comments
Eight Veg for the Hungry Gap

Eight Veg for the Hungry Gap

This week, I’ve been writing a guest post for Tom at the very funny Hapless Gardener. Tom runs a regular series called the Guest Bed,..

May 5, 2012 with 3 Comments
How Much Money Can Growing My Own Save Me? April Update

How Much Money Can Growing My Own Save Me? April Update

It’s getting to that time of year when veg is few and far between. ‘The ‘Hungry Gap’ between winter crops and summer ones is..

May 3, 2011 with 9 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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