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8 More Tips for Effective Watering on the Allotment

8 More Tips for Effective Watering on the Allotment

Living in Essex, I learnt a lot about watering. It’s one of the the driest places in England, and being predominantly clay soil, I..

July 15, 2017 with 0 Comments
RHS Hyde Hall’s 240kg Pumpkin and What I’ve Learned From Giant Veg

RHS Hyde Hall’s 240kg Pumpkin and What I’ve Learned From Giant Veg

Last week I spotted that nearby RHS Hyde Hall had been showing off their giant pumpkin. The 240kg whopper was grown by staff member Matt..

October 14, 2015 with 1 Comment
6 Key Allotment Jobs for Summer

6 Key Allotment Jobs for Summer

So, we’re heading into summer (although typically it doesn’t really feel like it yet) and things on the plot are starting to take off...

June 6, 2014 with 1 Comment

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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.

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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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