Monthly Archives: May 2008

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River Cottage Spring

Yet another River Cottage series has hit our TV screens, Bit of a curate's egg - good in parts.

Chaos at the Castle

House in uproar keeps me off the plot but a few bits do get done in the greenhouse.

Allotments Around the World

New articles on the site about the differences between Spanish and UK allotments plus some lessons from Cuba for British growers.

Alton Street Allotments

A day out at Alton Street Allotment's open day, another site turned around and thriving.

Election Over, Busy on the Plot

Election over, thank goodness, I've been busy on the plot planting peas and beans, tomatoes and peppers and wondering where the time goes.

Preparing the Greenhouses

Repairing and preparing the large greenhouse for the tomatoes and fixing the bench in the small greenhouse after an engineering lesson. Thanks Paul!

Earthing Up & Frost Warning

Earthing up the potatoes using my Mantis tiller and a surprise frost warning sends me running back to the plot.

Strawberry Barrel, Sweetcorn & Peas

Sweetcorn and courgettes planted out, mixed success with the peas and the strawberry barrel planted out.

Visit to Flavourfresh Tomatoes

A fascinating insight into commercial tomato growing in Britain and a great tomato growing tip for the home grower.

Changes on the Site

Sad loss, people leaving and people joining the site. New posh compost bin and feeling the heat.

Election Special

The Crewe and Nantwich election special plus, more importantly, planting borlotti beans.

Typical Bank Holiday!

Typical bank holiday weather, raining and even lightning but got a fair bit done in the potting shed. Drafted into garden duty on Tuesday as well.

New Photo Competition & Baking Bread

A new photo competition on the chat forum and some articles on baking your own bread at home.

Vandals, Sweetcorn, Peas, Beans & Artichokes

Caught the intruders, chitting sweetcorn, sowing peas and beans, planting globe artichokes and my novel voting method gets a few raised eyebrows.

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