Moving the Rhubarb

With the plan to use one of our, now three plots, as a low maintenance ‘fruit plot’. I had been waiting for the best time to relocate our rhubarb plants from their current position on our first original plot to this new space dedicated just to fruit. It also gives me a chance to cover…

3 Plots! We Must Be Mad!

Well a fair bit has happened since I last wrote. On almost filling up our original plot, it came to the time a month or so ago when the pumpkin plants were ready to go out. On having either planted or allocated the majority of the space we had I was left scratching my head…

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!

Looking at Rubbish a Little Differently!

Shortly after taking on the allotment, just over a year ago, I have more and more been learning to look at rubbish a little differently! Just recently I have been making use, as I’m sure many do, of yogurt pots and food trays, everything suddenly seems to be a vessel for sowing seeds when you…

Back to it…Weeding the Leeks!

First day back at the allotment this year and what a sorry sight it was too! Little and often is going to be the way forward for us this year, so I set an hour aside for some tidying up! We really haven’t got a lot up there that could have been damaged by the storms but there was…

Merry Christmas Fellow Allotmenteers!

Just a quick post to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! I can’t quite believe that this is now our second Christmas as plot holders or quite how proud I am of eating some of our own produce on Christmas Day! Well done to everyone tucking into their homegrown loveliness! Enjoy your time off,…

Raspberries on the Move!

I’ve been wanting to move our raspberry canes for a while. Their first position was literally the area that we began to dig over when we took on the plot. Now that I’m ready to start planning with a little more thought, it was time to get them on the move! The area that I…

Winter Digging

I can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year since we first heard the phrase ‘winter digging’! Yes, that’s rights I’d never heard of it before! Now, the green figured creature that I am becoming day dreams about it quite frequently, every day that I spend at my desk or that it’s raining at the weekend,…