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Caught my eye

By | August 11, 2021

Plenty of produce on our allotments today. Marrows a-plenty, Pumpkins bigger than beach balls and colourful, elegant Gladioli

Top jobs

By | August 1, 2021

Well here we are, full circle. My first post with ideas for allotment jobs was posted 12 months ago . . . August 2020. As nothing much changes in the allotment year, rather that re-post, I have created a page accessible from the main menu (Allotmenteers > Monthly Jobs) that has an introduction to all… Read More »

July: top jobs

By | July 1, 2021

Midsummer. Generally regarded as the warmest month of the year. Produce will be readily available now with early potatoes, garlic, onions, carrots, turnips and a host of salad including radishes and outdoor tomatoes. Keep on top of weeds with regular hoeing. Water to prevent bolting. Mulching will help. Peas and brassicas should be netted to… Read More »

June: top jobs

By | June 1, 2021

All the books say (that’s my get-out clause) that there is very little likelihood of a frost now, so any tender indoor seedlings can be moved outside. Seeds can also be planted directly into the warmer soil. Broad beans should be ready to harvest and, from the end of the month, early potatoes – can’t… Read More »