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Growing in Straw Bales

The intention is to grow some bush tomatoes in the straw bales, helping to keep the fruits of the ground, and to provide some rotted straw for the compost heap at the end of the season.

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My Allotment the Ugly Bits

What every allotment gardener knows, or soon learns, is that what some people class as rubbish can quite often have a second or third use by an imaginative allotmenteer. Over the years I’ve put this idea to great use and

A late start to the season is not all bad

Over the last few months even the most dedicated veg grower has had to dig deep to muster any enthusiasm to venture on to the plot. After a very disappointing and wet season last year, combined with what seems to

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Diary – May 2011

The hot dry weather continues, it’s an absolute pleasure to be gardening in shirt sleeves this early in the season. Night time frosts were forecast as a possibility in the first week, so the early potatoes were covered with straw

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Diary-April 2011

This April was all about watering, the only rain that fell on the allotment was a brief (1 hour) long thunder storm on the 23rd. Great weather for getting things done on the allotment but seeds and newly planted veg

Diary-March 2011

What a month! Never know a March so warm and dry, hardly any rain what so ever.The day time temperature has been in the middle to high teens most days (a lot higher in the sunshine), although we had some

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