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Seven Attractive Veg to Rival the Ornamentals

Seven Attractive Veg to Rival the Ornamentals

Veg beds are traditionally rather functional things. Straight rows, full of vegetables grown for the purpose of eating. However, with a..

February 6, 2013 with 6 Comments
Stage Two of the Sweet Potato Harvest – Mum’s Sunny Patio

Stage Two of the Sweet Potato Harvest – Mum’s Sunny Patio

So, after Stage One of the Sweet Potato Harvest last week, today was time for stage two – mum’s sunny patio. This is the second year..

December 6, 2011 with 4 Comments
How Much Money Can Growing Your Own Save Me? November Update

How Much Money Can Growing Your Own Save Me? November Update

And so the seasonal decline continues. During November I harvested produce worth £31.32, averaging 85p over the 37 individual pickings...

December 1, 2011 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, 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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