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…

Our Hungry Caterpillar Grew Up!

With all of the lovely fresh veg that has been passing through our kitchen of late, it’s inevitable that a bug or two is going to visit too!  A couple of weeks ago we noticed a little pupae on or kitchen window. The kids and I decided to keep it and see what came from…

Fetching the Allotment Key (October 2014)

Just the weekend after our big move to our lovely new house, a special friend and new neighbour arranged for us to collect our allotment key! So without having even seeing the allotments before, off we went to meet site manager Terry. After showing us the best of the available plots the deal was done and the key…