Category Archives: Fork To Fork

First Overwintering Broccoli From the Allotment

It’s a variety called “marathon”, that I sowed back in the autumn, and is now ready to be harvested. I also cut some cavalo nero (black kale), so we should be eating well tonight! As this broccoli matures it should … Continue reading

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Eat Seasonally

It doesn’t come as a surprise to me to read articles like this one, but it shouldn’t really matter that we can’t get produce like this at this time of year. The UK climate doesn’t support growing iceberg lettuces outside … Continue reading

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Potato Time

I picked up my seed potatoes from the allotment shop yesterday, and they’re now sitting in egg boxes chitting. Another sign that the new growing season is nearly upon us.

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A Job For The Weekend

Sow some tomato seeds. If you don’t have any, go buy some. Sow them in some good compost in either a seed tray or if you don’t have the room for that in a small flowerpot on a windowsill. You … Continue reading

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Allotment Update 28th January 2017

A quick update from the plot, to dig some parsnips and look at next years layout.

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First Seedlings of 2017

I make a habit of sowing some seeds on the first day of the New Year, each year. This year it was plum “tiger” tomatoes. They look like they’re doing okay so far – I’ll be potting them on when … Continue reading

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Allotment After The (Snow) Storm

Although our snowmageddon turned out to be a slightly cold and damp squib, we did have enough to make me go down to the allotment to check things out. Snow will weigh down netting and other structures and if there’s … Continue reading

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