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Growing Runner Beans on the Allotment

Growing Runner Beans on the Allotment

Got a spare corner on the allotment? July sowing of runner beans could see you harvesting until the first frosts! During June and July the..

July 11, 2014 with 2 Comments
Sowing Beans and Peas All Through the Summer

Sowing Beans and Peas All Through the Summer

Have you been planning your plot recently and found you’ve got extra room to fill? How about sowing beans and peas right through the..

April 7, 2014 with 2 Comments
Tips for Harvesting Common Allotment Vegetables

Tips for Harvesting Common Allotment Vegetables

On Thursday, I posted 6 General Tips for Harvesting. For me, harvesting can be a neglected allotment skill, and the tips were designed to..

August 19, 2013 with 3 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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