Allotment at Home Up-Date: IT’S FABULOUS!

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Well, 7 months after the project took its first muddy and tentative steps in January’s freezing and wet rain, February’s freezing and wet rain, and March’s freezing and wet snow, I...

Musings: My Diary (if I wrote one) from a week or so ago…

Monday 11th June 2018

Monday:  exciting news today is that it is time to take Rupert for a check up at the vets.  This means, as I have a special needs dog in the form of Arthur, who cannot be left alone unless Rupert...

Allotment at Home: almost there!

Friday 11th May 2018

There has been so much progress! I have to say that since the muddy, freezing days of January and February when the turf was lifted but there was nothing in situ, the state of play now is just...

Allotment at Home Phase One

Wednesday 21st March 2018

The first phase of Bring the Allotment back home is almost complete.  The turf was all lifted some weeks ago and then sourcing and building the raised beds started.  I have a mix of home made...

Allotment at Home

Thursday 1st February 2018

As I get into year 3 on my allotment, I have made a decision.  I think.  You must be relieved.  Maybe (I am not promising) I will now stop mythering. The allotment is going to move to home. The...

Allotmenting Continues

Wednesday 6th December 2017

I have renewed the allotment for another year.  It seems silly to be hasty, especially as I have really got it under control now (except for the twatting white fly in the brassica cage – it is...

Allotment Up-Date: should I stay or should I go now?

Sunday 13th August 2017

I am well into year two of Project Allotment. This year has been much better than last in many ways.  First, almost no digging. Second, I have learned a lot and it shows in terms of how I plan...

The Allotment in Year 2

Friday 26th May 2017

I am so glad I kept the allotment on.  Year 1 – The Year Of The Great Dig – was good, but very hard.  Year 2 is proving to be far nicer. This is day one, 18 months ago: The lessons I...

Allotment Soup and Upside Down Rhubarb Fool Cheesecake

Monday 5th September 2016

This soup is really yummy and I have been serving it at workshops last weekend.  Everything in it was grown on the allotment! It contains no brassica which I know some people don’t like and it...

The Allotment Goes Berserk!

Friday 12th August 2016

So it’s August and project Allotment is in month ten.  For ages it was just digging. Then it was just sowing and waiting.  Then a few bits of pieces of cropping excitement – mainly...