Monthly Archives: August 2007

Compost, Weeding & Fire!

Moving a compost mountain, weeding and burning a huge pile of wood.

Month by Month Growing

Gardening Month By Month is now all online with the last chapter, September being finished.

Save Money – Invest in Energy

Save energy and save yourself money. Investing in energy saving will give you the best return on your money.

Meat Price Increase

Forcast increases in meat prices may not be such a bad thing. Some thoughts on our diet.

Skip Diving Success

A real find in the skip - decking, no less. Bit more of the harvest home and building the compost heap up.

More Compost Arrives!

Another compost delivery, computer blues, making marmalade and those slugs.

Club Root Resistant Brassicas

Clubroot is the worst problem facing brassica (cabbage tribe) growers but the answer lies in new clubroot resistant varieties of cabbages and cauliflower

Planning Ahead

Trying to cope with a waterlogged plot but a few more tomatoes for the food factory.

More Food Articles and New in the Shop

Upgrade to the allotment shop seeds section and new articles in allotment foods online now.

Sad Day on the Site

Sad day on the site with the death of a former plot holder.

Weeding, Bopping, Sweetcorn, Blight and Cleaning Your Computer

Weeding, harvesting sweetcorn, potato blight news, bopping on the plot and how to clean your computer.

Allotment War over Biodiversity

Allotment association split over use of land. Should allotments expand at the cost of natural habitat.

King Edward Potatoes and Cauliflowers

Harvesting King Edward potatoes that were hit by blight and planting out cauliflowers.

Problems on the Sites

Problems with the allotment web site and problems with children causing damage on the plot.

Intruders on the Allotment, Sorting the Greenhouse

Fixing the fence to keep the little darlings out, goodbye to the last San Marzano tomato and an amazing cloudburst threatens a flood.

Bit of time in the Greenhouse, Feeding Brassicas

Bit of time in the greenhouse where the tomatoes are finally ripening and feeding the brassicas.

Floods to Bees. We Are All Doomed!

Although the floods have destroyed crops a much more serious threat to agriculture and horticulture is the reducing bee population.

Making Jams & Jellies

A new set of articles on making your own jam in the allotment foods section. Val's been busy!

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