Blog Archive

Learn how to get the most out of your allotment by reading information on each plant and the tools and equipment you might need.

New year preparations

Planning and repairing, Jan 14, 2021

So, January has come and it's time to begin the years preparations for the allotment. There are a number of jobs to do before the last frost of the year. We have to weed the early vegetable beds. You can find a discussion on effective weeding here.

After the beds are clear we can add the chicken manure compost we have been collecting over the year...

Winter lull

Extra images of saffron, Nov 22, 2020

So, winter is upon us and the allotment schedule is quieting down. We have a few jobs on the go for winter.

Firstly, we look after our chickens and ducks everyday. Keeping them healthy and cared for by feeding, providing water, and changing bedding...

Rosemary cutting success and chilli update

Revisitng old plants, Nov 15, 2020

The country and world are on lockdown right now. The current advice on allotments is that you can go as part of your daily exercise. We have chickens and ducks so we have to go twice a day...

Blog - March 2020

Coronavirus update

The country and world are on lockdown right now. The current advice on allotments is that you can go as part of your daily exercise. We have chickens and ducks so we have to go twice a day.

Blog - March 2020

Spring seed sowing

Spring has arrived, time to sow our seeds. We have a number of different seeds being planted today. These include tomatoes, chillis and gherkins. They are all being started off indoors in different containers.

Blog - March 2020

Plant and harvest time cheat sheet

Here are two sheets that you can print out that show what months to harvest and what months to plant. We have done one for vegetables and one for fruit. Remember to be careful in the earlier months such as January, February, March, and April.