Yearly Archives: 2021

A Parsnip

Another Water Collection System

Glyn Williams shares some photos of his allotment's water collection system and his anti-bug protection cages.

Ticking Over Indoors and Out

New flush of strawberries, drying and grinding chilli peppers, lovely leeks and not so pretty parsnips.

Sir Albert Howard

An Agricultural Testament by Sir Albert Howard

Published in 1940, this fascinating book explains concepts of soil fertility that could have been written today.

Providing Water on Allotments – Rainwater Harvesting

Many allotment sites do not have the benefit of mains water. Rainwater harvesting and storage is the solution adopted by these allotments

Rotten Rainy Weather, Hot Stew

Over the last two days we've had about 100 mm of rain and probably double that in total over the last week.

The Compost Gardener by F. C. King Cover

The Compost Gardener by F. C. King

The Compost Gardener by F. C. King (1943) who was Head Gardener at Levens Hall in South Westmorland. Cumbria

Allotment Fund Raising

Fund raising is never easy for allotments but this shows a couple of great ideas that many could profitably copy.

Garlic, Mushrooms & Calabrese

The autumn weather isn't great but still managed to get a bit of time on the plots.

Raised Beds in Field

Raised Bed Revamp

Our wooden raised beds need revamping after 8 years service, I'm planning on using recycled plastic. Durable, Environmental.

Harrod Horticultural Discount Voucher Code October

Harrod Horticultural are giving us an exclusive voucher discount code. Get 10% off at the checkout using Voucher Code JHTEN

Last cucumbers, chilli peppers, beans, lost my apples!

After being so pleased to get some apples, they've vanished. Yet more beans as the dwarf French beans arrive.

Surprise Apples, Sweetcorn, Beans, Onion Storage, Fuel Shortage

A pleasant surprise with some apples, second sweetcorn harvest in, French beans finished, onion storage problems and utter idiocy.

Equinox, Food Security, Gene Editing

Bit of a ramble on the first day of autumn. Some thoughts on our food security and gene edited crops coming soon.

Squash and pumpkins curing on table

Spaghetti Squash, Pumpkins & Parsnips

You can't win them all but we've had some great results this year. I've never grown so many squash and the parsnips are set to be top notch.

Harrod Horticultural Discount Voucher Code

Harrod Horticultural are giving us an exclusive voucher discount code. Get 10% off at the checkout using Voucher Code JHTEN.

Autumn Approaches, Harvesting

Summer may have had a last gasp but autumn is near. Some photos and comments on the season so far as harvest continues.

Hotbin Composting

I really like our Hotbin Compostor, it sits quietly behind the house converting waste to healthy, plantfood.

Onions Drying Outside on Pallet

Watering, Onions, Raised Beds & Beans

Keeping busy, taking advantage of this very dry weather. Harvest continues, great onions and yet more beans.

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