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Naming Parts of the Garden and a Plot Plan 2013 Sneak Preview

Naming Parts of the Garden and a Plot Plan 2013 Sneak Preview

I’ve been planning my plot for the coming season, and looking back at what I’ve written about the Patch from Scratch so far. One thing..

January 7, 2013 with 6 Comments
Things To Do Over New Year and My One Target for 2013

Things To Do Over New Year and My One Target for 2013

Today, our very kind friend Lydia began painting trees and barn owls on our nursery walls. I’ve been both excited and apprehensive about..

December 27, 2012 with 4 Comments
What Not to Grow 2013

What Not to Grow 2013

As a veg grower, asking yourself what not to grow might seem a silly question. However, if you’ve only got limited space, then something..

November 25, 2012 with 5 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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