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5 Techniques for Successful Salad and Lettuce

5 Techniques for Successful Salad and Lettuce

Salads and lettuces are some of the easiest crops to grow on an allotment, and also one of the freshest tasting. The crunch of a homegrown..

May 12, 2014 with 0 Comments
Bulking Up My Salads With Perpetual Spinach

Bulking Up My Salads With Perpetual Spinach

Have you ever thought of bulking up your salad with other leaves, such as perpetual spinach? Well, I hadn’t, until recently when I found..

May 27, 2013 with 11 Comments
The One Penny Salad – More Overwintering Experiments!

The One Penny Salad – More Overwintering Experiments!

Back in October I had a winter salad plan. I wanted to sow some hardy oriental salads to try and keep myself in fresh leaves right through..

March 15, 2011 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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