Autumn at the Allotment

Having spent just a couple of half days ‘up the allotment’ over the past couple of weeks, with a clear list of jobs, we seem to have gotten a lot done!!

The Raspberry Glut

It’s blissful to be back on the plot again, and I’m beginning to understand the “gluts” that people have spoken about. Our first year “in production” gave us some fruit and veg which I was thrilled with but definitely not more than we could cope with. I am noticing though, that our raspberries are very…

A Busy Little Plot!

The plot has been fantastically busy of late and we are taking home lots of fresh fruit and veg! Such a great feeling after so much work!

Our Allotment Plan 2016

I’ve had lots of fun over the past couple of months creating my plan for our dream allotment and here it is! There’s no hard and fast rules about sticking to this but I’m happy to have a great guide in my pocket of how I saw things fitting in at the beginning of the year.…

November Missions! 2015

How quickly the months are flying by, can you believe it’s almost the start of the Christmas countdown!! I’m still finding myself with plenty to do at and for the allotment. Here are my November missions… Sow the sweet peas at home (rollover from October) Winter digging and more winter digging! Relocate the raspberries Check on…

​Finding Time for An Allotment

When I first mentioned to hubby my thoughts of taking on an allotment, I think he thought I’d lost the plot, so to speak. With comments such as “haven’t you got enough to do?” and “where will you find the time?” he probably had a point! The thing was that I absolutely loved the idea,…

Sowing Broad Beans in Autumn

When flicking through my gardening books, wondering what else I could get into the ground at this time of year, I’ve noticed broad beans (fava) mentioned a few times. I thought I’d give it a go with a pack of 20 Aquadulce, suitable for Autumn to Spring sowing. Purchased from Amazon.co.uk. In still having a decent…

October Missions!

I’ve finally accepted that another summer has passed and am now embracing the charms of Autumn. Flabbergasted at those plot holders with little or nothing to do, one year into our green fingered journey, the position of having nothing to do is far off! Here’s my little list of October allotment potterings, in no particular…

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…