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Four Crops That Have Been Great on My Plot This Year

Four Crops That Have Been Great on My Plot This Year

When the slugs have eaten all that you plant in their path and summer has taken until mid July to get started, it’s useful to be..

July 19, 2016 with 2 Comments
Spring is Here! A Perfect Morning on the Allotment

Spring is Here! A Perfect Morning on the Allotment

I’ve been on annual leave this week, in one of those last minute, ‘use it or lose it’ dashes before the start of the new..

March 26, 2016 with 1 Comment
Rhubarb is Back – What’s New This Year?

Rhubarb is Back – What’s New This Year?

I remember when I used to fish, and subscribe to a sea angling mag. I’d sit in bed reading up, and my lovely wife would sit there and say..

March 8, 2016 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.

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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