Author: Allotment Haven

Planting for Winter

I love summer on the allotment, the plot is filling out with plenty to pick and a promise of more to come. The weather has been so hot, too hot for me to visit the allotment during the day. When temperatures soar I prefer to visit early to late evening when it’s cooler and not

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Garlic Harvest

The forecast is set for rain all weekend with thunder and lightning, then some more rain for pretty much the whole of next week. With this in mind I made the decision to pull the garlic yesterday while the soil is still dry. I grow my garlic from saved seed garlic that I have kept

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What I’m Growing in 2021

garden trug, vegetable trug

The weather is just miserable and no doubt there will be more yukky stuff to come, spring can’t come soon enough and I think we’re all holding out for some better weather, a good potter around the allotment without 20 layers of clothes or a snorkel would be lovely. My seed orders have all arrived

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Allotments in the Snow

Snow fell on Bedfordshire today, it doesn’t snow very often here but when it does it usually settles. I couldn’t resist getting the camera out and visiting the allotment. Snow makes everything look so fresh and bright, it makes my shed look yellow rather than cream! The air was fresh and invigorating, and it was

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