Tag Archives: Polytunnel

Some things just will not die.

Take the polytunnel tomatoes, for example. They’ll never win prizes, but I admire their tenacity at surviving the year. I’ve decided to¬†turn it into a sauce and, quite literally, bottle it. (There are so few that it’ll be taking the … Continue reading

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The very next day.

Two days in a row – this is a new personal best! Yup, I’ve been back to the allotment and pulled more weeds, tied up some tomatoes and taken some photos of things I spotted. First, having weeded the area … Continue reading

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How Not to do an Allotment Part 2

If you haven’t read and ignored all my instructions from part one, then go back and read it immediately. You’re not remotely unprepared enough to fail at allotmenteering. If, however, you’ve been there and not done that, read on. June … Continue reading

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It is done. (It is so not done.)

It’s taken a while, but finally –¬†finally – there are signs of things growing on the plot which aren’t thistles or comfrey. Last night, I finally managed to plant (just as the sun set) my remaining golden courgettes and a … Continue reading

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How Not to do an Allotment

If you are lucky enough to get yourself an allotment plot, pretty much do the opposite of everything I say here and you should be harvesting veg in no time. Unfortunately, time travel not having been invented yet, I did … Continue reading

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Magic Beans and other Legumes

A fortnight ago I planted some magic beans. Well, speckled ones, anyway, but my niece thought they were probably full of magic and so I’ve been sending her photos every day since the seedlings first broke through the soil a … Continue reading

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January Garden/Allotment Stuff

I’ve been busy growing things this month: hoping that stuff won’t get too tall and spindly before I can get it planted. I haven’t really grown much from seed before, although I’ve brought on plenty of young plants I’ve been … Continue reading

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