Dig For Victory; Monthly Guides & Commentary
Christmas dinner with our own produce just can't be bettered.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas
A couple of books that I think are well worth reading but for very different reasons. One for pleasure, the other practical.
Most allotment sites don't have mains power connected but that doesn't mean that you can't have some electricity on site
Bit frosty but bright so more tidying and a late start to the digging.
Some thoughts on nostalgia for Victorian days and traditional ways of doing things.
Finally back on the plot - oh dear I'm well behind but still getting some crops in.
Coping with Val's injury and some new pages on the Poultry Pages, videos and old illustrations.
Quick trip to the plot between housework and my other chores!
Remembering one of the many who have given their lives for their country
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!
Can you make your own seed tapes at home and avoid wasting time and seed by sowing at the correct spacing
Is there a role for private companies and landowners in allotment provision?
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.
Reading a trade magazine I've learned some uncomfortable facts about where our pork chops come from.
Back to the plot where I've still got tomatoes ripening, peppers and a bonus crop of potatoes from the compost bin.
I've been reading the River Cottage Meat book and it's provocative to say the least.
I've snapped up a bargain polytunnel. Full report.
Aminopyralid is back, derris and amcide are not. Whose side is DEFRA on?
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