Category Archives: Self-sufficient

Planting Out Spring Broccoli

This is a quick “How I” video:

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Allotment Update 19th March 2017

Allotment update recorded last weekend.

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Potting On Tomato Seedlings

I spent a little time yesterday afternoon potting on my tomato seedlings. They’ve reached the point where they now have a good set of “true leaves” and are ready to be moved on. [A quick aside. “True” leaves are the … Continue reading

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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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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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