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Parsnips, Sharks and Squash

From windy days to a hot weekend on the allotment. Today I harvested a parsnip, apples, winter squash and looked at the shark fin melon which has regrown, plus seasonal care for the celeriac.

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Fighting the Thicket

It was an early start for the first day of Autumn. On the plot by 10am for the site committee meeting. The usual discussions surrounding who’s not attending to their plot, who’s path needs redefining and what soup are we making for the annual …

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Autumn Clean

The last of the hot days seem to have passed us now. It’s time to tidy the allotment and remove the runner beans and canes. Away from the plot I visit a village show in Oxford, home to youtuber Aaron’s Allotment. Dig for Victory …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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