Diary – Allotment Gardening
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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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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-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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The gardening year so far

Either through the cold weather, rain soaked ground or just lack of enthusiasm, the first two months of the year are usually none events with regards to gardening in my neck of the woods. On the odd fine days, essential

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