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The Plot Plan 2013 – Part Two

The Plot Plan 2013 – Part Two

The Plot Plan for the coming growing season has become something of a tradition on the blog. It is one of my favourite posts to write, and..

January 16, 2013 with 5 Comments
The Plot Plan 2013 – Part One

The Plot Plan 2013 – Part One

The Plot Plan for the coming growing season has become something of a tradition on the blog. It is one of my favourite posts to write, and..

January 14, 2013 with 9 Comments
Getting Important Veg in the Plot Plan, and the Priority Vegetable Spreadsheet

Getting Important Veg in the Plot Plan, and the Priority Vegetable Spreadsheet

I don’t know if it’s the January blues, but I’ve been acting a little odd. Today at work, I’ve been getting far too excited about..

January 10, 2013 with 7 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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