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Are you cut out for an allotment?

We’ve had our plot for over a year now, so I thought it’d be good to write a round-up of what i’ve learnt from the experience. There have been highs and lows – getting caught up in a tangle of … Continue reading

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Book review and chance to win: Grow it, cook it with kids by Amanda Grant

I was warned about the glut of courgettes we’d get at our allotment – but seeing really is believing. The plants are firing out green torpedos at a rate of knots it’s very hard to keep up with. And if … Continue reading

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Book review and chance to win: Everyday and Sunday recipes from Riverford Farm

Our allotment is churning out veg at the moment and it’s gathering pace by the week. The beetroots have been the highlight so far – big fat ruby beauties that we’ve really savoured. We’ve used them for healthy juices mixed … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

We were meant to be camping at the coast for Father’s Day weekend, but the hideously wet forecast changed all that. Matthew decided to pitch the tent in the back garden instead – so he and Sam had a ‘guys … Continue reading

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Allotment update: June

There’s been a lot of progress since I last updated you in May. This is largely down to the in-laws visiting and lending a huge hand with proceedings. The skip-shed Matthew’s wanted a shed on the plot for ages and … Continue reading

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May allotment update and awards news

My, haven’t you grown my little patch of vegetables…. I cannot tell you how much my heart swells with pride every single time I trek up to the lotters to see how my crops are getting on. I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Allotment update: April

After waiting four long years to get our hands on an allotment, Matthew was VERY keen to get going when we finally got the keys to a plot last year. He spent hours toiling to clear the overgrown jungle and … Continue reading

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