Elephant Garlic

Today we decided to get our elephant garlic in! For one of our cloves (purchased from The Range) we thought we’d make use of this tyre. Using it to create a corner to our pathway, and of course we’d know where the garlic was! The kids were chuffed to take responsibility for planting these! Apparently…

Do it Your Way

Many a time I have been merrily going about my business at the allotment and have stopped for a chat with well-meaning passers by, other lottie holders with many many years of experience under their belt. Invariably I will be told that something I’m doing is not quite right, the thing at the moment seems…

Green Manure

Overwinter Nitrogen Fixing Rye Vetch Mix Today the main task was the bean bed. This year I had used this space for potatoes so it was ready for a good clear up and my first sowing of some green manure. I went on somewhat of a mission to get this dug over and weeded! Almost…

Sowing Arctic King Lettuce

This morning I checked the weather and upon seeing that it looked great I decided to have a little reschedule and get myself up to the allotment! One of the perks of working for myself and at home is that I’m able to switch to working afternoons and evenings and make the most of the…

Relocating the Strawberry Patch

At the end of September I began the arduous task of weeding the strawberry patch. An absolute nightmare! So much horseradish and dandelion had sprouted up in between the strawberry plants that it just became impossible to dig the weeds out without removing the plants, so I decided to relocate to an area that I…