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5 Tips for Extending Your Greenhouse Tomato Harvest

5 Tips for Extending Your Greenhouse Tomato Harvest

The bountiful, beautiful tomato harvest is one of the highlights of the growing year. Big, juicy and incredibly tasty, a homegrown tom..

September 24, 2017 with 0 Comments
Taking a Break and the Importance of Doing Nothing on the Allotment

Taking a Break and the Importance of Doing Nothing on the Allotment

Traditionally, November is that time of year when gardeners harumph, forlornly fingering through catalogues wishing it was Spring. Whilst..

November 7, 2014 with 2 Comments
7 Tips for Storing Potatoes on the Allotment

7 Tips for Storing Potatoes on the Allotment

Late Autumn is generally the time that most people begin lifting their maincrop potatoes for storage. Potatoes are a Winter staple in my..

September 14, 2014 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.

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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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