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Sean’s Kitchen Garden

August, 2017

  • 27 August

    Potato Harvest & Tomato Blight

    Blight has arrived on my allotment site. At the moment it’s only effecting tomatoes but can cross over and cause havoc on the potatoes. Staying one step ahead I harvest the potato crop, v. Rudolph. Sadly Vivi has tomato blight but takes action to …

  • 23 August

    Hounded out by Allotment Committee

    allotment covered in black plastic sheeting

    It’s official, I’ve given up my wartime allotment. Let’s go back to the beginning. March 2017 Visiting the allotment site on a wet Sunday morning I was shown six available plots. Three of these plots were next to each other and it was suggested …

  • 23 August

    Realigning the Path & Elderberries

    It’s a busy day on the allotment with Tamara and Vivi working away on their plot. Over on my allotment it’s time to work on the shared path.

  • 20 August

    Harvesting the Shark Fin Melons

    The Shark Fin Melon has taken over the allotment so it’s time to collect the harvest.

  • 18 August

    August Tour 2017

    Time for the monthly walk around the allotment.

  • 15 August

    Easing back this winter

    Cleaning the greenhouse

    Today I’ve been in the greenhouse cleaning the work spaces and washing the windows. Most years I grow throughout the winter but this year I’ve decided not to grow any winter produce and take a step back for a little while. My mind is …

  • 13 August

    DNA Cucumbers & Signs

    Britain’s Best Allotment winners

  • 6 August

    Sean’s Kitchen Garden #267: Plastic rain

    On the Dig for Victory allotment the first of the plastic is being laid in between the rain showers.

  • 2 August

    Sean’s Kitchen Garden #266: Onion Harvest & New Seedbed

    With a day of rain forecast it was time to dash out and harvest the red and white onions. Over on the Dig for Victory allotment the first stripe of earth has been turned over. This first strip will be used as a seed …

July, 2017