A Very Messy Leek Lesson

A third lockdown for England was announced by the Prime Minister on Monday which comes as no surprise given the infection/death rate statistics and concern over the new virus strain. Allotments are classed as a form of exercise which means plot holders are permitted to use them, the very nature of allotments means close proximity … Continue reading A Very Messy Leek Lesson

Compost, Planting and Sunday Dinner!

The raised beds on Plot 11w are taking some time to completely fill up, I'm getting there slowly, just concentrating on one bed at a time. Homemade compost has been set aside to mulch the larger beds on Plot 5 as I clear them, so I'm having to buy in compost to top the raised … Continue reading Compost, Planting and Sunday Dinner!

November on the Allotment

Leaf kicking season is here and calmer weather has finally arrived, I haven't managed to get much done on the allotment for a number of weeks due to constant heavy rain and wild winds but the past few days have been very chilly but beautiful. The first frost of autumn twinkled in the morning sun … Continue reading November on the Allotment

Make a No Dig Raised Bed

I recently posted about no dig raised beds on my new allotment and decided to post about how to go about making them. I used wooden scaffold boards because they're a decent depth but any scrap timber will do. Measure the area where the bed will go and cut your timber to size, screw each … Continue reading Make a No Dig Raised Bed

C is for Carrot

My first year growing carrots on Plot 5 has been a success. The roots are generally a good size although some are on the small side because I forgot to thin some of the rows out. Still, they're lovely clean carrots and most importantly taste good. The variety is 'Autumn King' which is a favourite … Continue reading C is for Carrot