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Pumpkin, Squash and French Beans

Sharing water, going slowly mad and harvesting squash. It's all go on the plot!

Potatoes and Free Seeds Arrive

Wading through mud and the potatoes arrive. Leek, radish, carrot, lettuce and runner beans seeds arrive as well

Merry Tiller Problem

Merry Tiller troubles and crazy kamikaze motor bike riders.

Keeping Chickens on Allotments

Revolution is in the air and rain in the sky. Political action regarding keeping chickens on allotments

Harvest Continues from Cucumbers to French Beans

Weed them and reap! Sorry about the pun. Some lovely Beurre De Rocquencort yellow French beans for the freezer

Last of the Runner Bean Tipis and Keeping Chickens on the Plot

Last of the runner bean supporting tipis and a chicken controversy. I want to be able to keep chickens on the allotment

Enough Runner Beans and Loads of Courgettes

Enough is enough so goodbye to a bean tipi. We have enough runner beans to feed ourselves and an army

Harvesting, Blanching and Freezing Runner and French Beans

A weekend of harvesting and blanching and freezing. On Saturday we gathered a carrier bag of French beans, one of broad beans, some runner beans and yet more courgettes.

Yellow Mini Squash and Climbing French Beans

Where were those beans hiding yesterday? Anyway harvested those and then the yellow mini squashes that were fast becoming maxi squash! Laid them on the table to cure.

Harvesting and How to Store Potatoes

Yet more harvesting and weeding, Back at the ranch, sorting of potatoes into those that will store a while and those to use now as the slugs have started eating them. We store them in hessian sacks, which let them breathe but keeps out the light.

First Runner Bean Harvest, Peas and Cauliflowers

No rain to speak of but the harvest continues Dorian peas seem to have large pods but are a little tricky to work out when they are ready.

Harvest Starts, Horsetail or Marestail Returns

Harvest starts for real with beans and peas. Planting cabbages and rotovating. Can anything kill off horsetail?

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