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Allotment Jobs for December

December is a great month to finish tidying, tackle repairs to structures and generally plan and look forward to the coming growing season! Spread a thick layer of well-rotted manure or fresh compost on empty beds – feed your soil! Harvest Brussels sprouts from the bottom up Winter is a good time to clean tools and… Continue reading Allotment Jobs for December

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Chilly Weather

November has been mostly mild and soggy which means the ground is now truly saturated, the dusty soil of summer long gone. The barmy autumn temperatures are also gone with a frosty start to the week, it certainly feels cold enough for snow and I can feel the shift creeping into my bones, my trusty… Continue reading Chilly Weather

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Allotment Jobs for November

Fading light conditions can make time for the allotment almost impossible if you’re busy or work full time. It’s well worth removing weeds and spreading manure or organic compost if you can. Being productive now should save time come spring – and your soil will love you for it. Make a leaf bin and start… Continue reading Allotment Jobs for November

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Allotment Jobs for October

Clocks go back, days are drawing in quick and the threat of the first frost looms. Cold biting winds, falling leaves and dreary weather signal that summer really is over, but take a moment to look around you and marvel at October’s autumn colour palette, it sure is beautiful, especially when the sun shines. There are… Continue reading Allotment Jobs for October

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Allotment Jobs for September

There’s still plenty to harvest this month including beans and courgettes, autumn raspberries and other berries should be plentiful too. Pumpkins should be swelling nicely, deepening in colour ready for harvesting from next month onwards. Keep picking courgettes, aim to get them small before they become big and watery Pick green tomatoes that show no sign of ripening by… Continue reading Allotment Jobs for September

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Summer Harvests and Planting

It has been a tricky growing year, extremely high temperatures and no significant rain for many months means watering has been a real chore. But it's starting to pay off now with lots of harvests. I've grown some decent carrots, these are Autumn King which are incredibly tasty too. I also have a purple variety… Continue reading Summer Harvests and Planting