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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. Most of my plants are in, and I’ve even been enjoying a few harvests. Here are 6 key jobs to keep on top of during the warmer months.

cabbage white butterfly

Cabbage White Butterfly: What I’ve Learnt from the Brassica Massacre

You should always listen to your wife. Always. When she says ‘you really need to net your brassicas, the cabbage white is all over them’, your wife is not nagging you. She is talking sense because actually, I really did need to net my brassicas. I’d never had that much of a problem with cabbage …

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Beating Summer Complacency: Don’t Make These Mistakes on the Plot in August

I don’t know about you, but I get complacent this time of year. I can’t help it. The flurry of spring has passed, and all of a sudden there are no seed sowing deadlines. Everything seems a lot more chilled out. For me, this is when I’m at my most vulnerable. I stop fretting. Veg …

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