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The Patch from Scratch, Phase 2: A Kitchen Garden Update

The Patch from Scratch, Phase 2: A Kitchen Garden Update

We’re ready to go (and sow) in my garden raised beds! This afternoon I spread bark chippings in between the three beds to finish off my..

March 28, 2014 with 1 Comment
£5 a Month Veg Plot March Update – Cutting Down on Multipurpose Compost

£5 a Month Veg Plot March Update – Cutting Down on Multipurpose Compost

Apologies for a rather belated £5 a Month Veg Plot March update. I’ve not been hiding another massive overspend, honest. Well, maybe a..

April 8, 2013 with 13 Comments
A Patch From Scratch: March Update

A Patch From Scratch: March Update

Three months have passed since I’ve given an update on my Patch from Scratch project, mainly because not much has happened over the..

March 22, 2013 with 7 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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