Yearly Archives: 2009

An Allotmenteer’s Christmas

Christmas dinner with our own produce just can't be bettered.

Book Reviews – Gardening Club & Smallholders Manual

A couple of books that I think are well worth reading but for very different reasons. One for pleasure, the other practical.

Alternative Energy on Allotments

Most allotment sites don't have mains power connected but that doesn't mean that you can't have some electricity on site

Bit Nippy Out!

Bit frosty but bright so more tidying and a late start to the digging.

Victorian Christmas on the Farm

Some thoughts on nostalgia for Victorian days and traditional ways of doing things.

Finally Back on the Allotment

Finally back on the plot - oh dear I'm well behind but still getting some crops in.

Good News & Bad News

Coping with Val's injury and some new pages on the Poultry Pages, videos and old illustrations.

A Quick Trip to the Plot

Quick trip to the plot between housework and my other chores!

Armistice Day Thoughts

Remembering one of the many who have given their lives for their country

Ready for Halloween

Nice couple of hours on the plot and then back home to get ready for the trick or treaters... I've a few tricks ready for them!

Home Made Seed Tapes

Can you make your own seed tapes at home and avoid wasting time and seed by sowing at the correct spacing

Land for Allotments

Is there a role for private companies and landowners in allotment provision?

Chicken Keeping Welfare

Some thoughts on animal and chicken welfare after reading a trade magazine Sadly, despite publicity galore, over half our eggs still come from battery farms.

Pig Keeping

Reading a trade magazine I've learned some uncomfortable facts about where our pork chops come from.

Potatoes, Tomatoes & Peppers

Back to the plot where I've still got tomatoes ripening, peppers and a bonus crop of potatoes from the compost bin.

River Cottage Meat Book Review

I've been reading the River Cottage Meat book and it's provocative to say the least.

Allotment Shop Seed Suppliers Win Best Buy

In the allotment shop we’ve got a comprehensive seed section where you can easily find and compare seed varieties from Suttons, Dobie and Thompson & Morgan. The site sponsors were accepted as I had bought from them in the past
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