Category Archives: allotment


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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Guest post: Fresh tomato soup

I’m very honoured to be hosting some fantastic guest posts over the next couple of weeks while I escape to France for a fortnight of no internet connection (deep breaths) and lots of good times with my boys. First up … Continue reading

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A glut of beans and my mum’s Green Bean Chutney

If there’s one thing i’m partial to it’s chutneys and pickles – a cheese sandwich or sausage roll just ain’t complete without a dollop. So it’s with much pleasure that I cooked up some chutters using the extreme glut of … Continue reading

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Allotment update and chunky broad bean dip

Firstly an apology for the lack of blog posts in the last week or so – I was away in the wilds of Northumberland without an internet connection, and then stupidly left my laptop behind. I got it back last … 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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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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