Monthly Archives: August 2021

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Harvesting and Storing the Produce

Harvesting is in full swing now which means a lot of work to get crops stored away for winter.

Weather, blight, moulds & mustard?

The weather has really been against me. Day after day of cold damp drizzle with really high humidity. That's perfect for moulds.

Massed Molluscs Invade!

As it was getting dark I went out to make sure the hens were safely to bed. There were masses of snails on the paths!

Raised Beds and Crop Rotation Q & A

I had this question about raised beds and crop rotation  from a new allotment grower and and thought it worth sharing my reply.

Compost, Sweetcorn, Climbing Beans

My son-in-law, Gary, came over to give me a hand. This turned out to be a real blessing as the wind got up and became quite strong. The three bean teepees were about to be blown over. I think the

Climate Change

There's an old joke about a man who falls from the top of the Empire State building in New York that sums up our attitude to climate change.

Onions Drying on Rack

Potato Harvest Second Earlies Up!

Harvesting, storing the second early potato crop of British Queen and Epicure. Both varieties over 120 years old!

Progress Report

It's been a tricky gardening year so far. But whilst we have some fails we've some rip-roaring successes too.

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