Monthly Archives: August 2010

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Petrol Shredder Chipper

I've acquired a brilliant petrol shredder / chipper for when we move to the smallholding.

French Allotments

A shopping trip to France and this time we managed to get quite near to an allotment site and take some photos.

Gardening, Harvest & About Allotments

On Saturday it was the garden that got some love, Worse than any weed in our garden is the Russian vine. Its growth rate is phenomenal. The original idea was to provide a fast covering for the back fence, which

Thinking Ahead – Our Attitude to Food

Some thoughts on why the government should be increasing allotment provision now as Britain is particularly at risk from food shortages.

Swapping Waste Vegetables for Eggs

Bolted lettuce and cabbage outer leaves need not be waste - feed your poultry on them and turn them into eggs.

Beans & Tomato Blight

A good long afternoon on the allotment, outdoor tomatoes killed by blight and up with the last of the broad beans.

On the move & enjoying the harvest

We're moving to a smallholding, with luck. In the meantime enjoying the harvest including a couple of lovely cauliflowers.

Slow Progress Against Weeds, Great Harvests

Being away has kept me off the plot, but still managed to get a bit done and the harvest is coming along well.

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