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5 Vegetables I’m Not Growing This Year

5 Vegetables I’m Not Growing This Year

With limited space to grow in my back garden beds, I’ve had to make some decisions about what to grow. In the past, I’ve used a..

May 24, 2015 with 5 Comments
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
Tips for Successful Parsnip Germination

Tips for Successful Parsnip Germination

When I first started out growing my own veg, one of the crops I was most excited about growing was the good old parsnip. Trouble was, I..

March 31, 2014 with 1 Comment

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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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