It’s been a while since I last updated my blog. Things have been busy the last couple of weeks and the allotments have taken a back seat. Despite this, I have managed the odd hour or two down there keeping… (READ MORE)
Anyone who has grown carrots will know the damage carrot root fly can cause. The fly’s maggots can kill off seedlings and also burrow into the root of mature plants leaving brown unsightly tunnels behind. Carrot root fly also affects… (READ MORE)
July is generally one of the driest months of the year so most of your time will be spent watering. Generally, a good soaking every two-three days is better than a little bit of water every day. You can save… (READ MORE)
If you’ve been following me on twitter, you may have noticed a tweet last week about a new allotment. Well here it is…welcome to plot 10a.
The risk of frost will have passed and so if you’ve yet to plant out those tender plants, now is the time to do it. There is still plenty to do on the plot but with the extra daylight available,… (READ MORE)
It’s almost the end of May and the growing season is upon us. The plants in my cold frame are really coming on. The fruit cage has now got netting around it to stop the birds from eating the fruit…. (READ MORE)
No vegetable plot is complete without runner beans. They are probably the most productive vegetable you can grow and you will often give them away. Because they are so productive, they require humus-rich soil, and it is often a good… (READ MORE)
My tomatoes and chillies have moved from the kitchen windowsill to their final positions; some in my old man’s greenhouse and some in the coldframe on the allotment. I’m growing three varieties of chillies, as mentioned here, and I’m also growing… (READ MORE)
May can be one of the busiest months of the year for a gardener. The soil is warming up and things should be growing quite well now. However it is worth keeping an eye on the weather, late frosts are… (READ MORE)
My plan was to spend the afternoon filming various things down the allotment. Unfortunately, the weather got in the way and cut things short.