Author Archives: Jenny

Romanesco Success!

Romanesco for eating

The brassicas bed has slowly been bursting into life, and we’ve discovered that red cabbages and purple sprouting broccoli need a lot of space. But despite some overcrowding, it’s looking promising, and we had our first harvest with the Romanesco … Continue reading

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Birding on the Plot

As I’m now 26 weeks pregnant, I’ve been taking it easy on the allotment (the others have kindly called it ‘supervising’). This has given me a chance to enjoy just being there in the sunshine, and to pay attention to … Continue reading

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It’s not all hard work…

Although we have spent most of out time digging and clearing, and generally exhausting ourselves, we have begun to see the rewards of our labour. Now that the ground is clear, we have planted a few things.

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With a little help from our friends

Friends are great, especially when they all come down the allotment to get stuck in and bring weed suppressing carpet. This weekend we were still on the painstaking weed-clearance-type-jobs, but it’s so much more fun when there’s more of you.

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And now the work begins…

It’s great having dry weekends for allotment clearing, but I think we’ve reached the hard and slow part now. It’s also the muscle tiring part; we ache!

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Meeting the neighbours

The clear patch from today

Although the allotment plot was mainly Tim’s baby, I am slowly getting drawn into it, and I’m surprised by how much I’m enjoying it. It hasn’t cured me of my fear of slugs yet, but spiders are definitely less traumatic … Continue reading

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