I’ve just started work on a plant database using Airtable; it is designed for us to use on our allotment but I’ll be sharing sections of this data including Month by Month planting guides for other allotment holders. I’ll also make the whole database copiable when I’m ready. An example
Today was a delightful day at the allotment. The sun was shining, we had great company and there were plenty of people at the allotments. Allotments are such a beneficial environment, everyone has their own space to create, relax and work; yet we’re just a fence away from other people
I’m in the process of designing my latest attempt at a truly indestructible polytunnel. Our allotment is on the side of a hill at the top of a valley that faces the sea. The winds we get in winter are incredible. One of my attempts at a plastic greenhouse was
A while ago down near the bottom of the 24/A I painted the bowl of an old green discarded wheel barrow with bits of black bitumen paint, giving it a sort of camouflage look. I turned it upside down and lent it outside against the chicken mesh of the fence.
I’ve started a string of Chilli Peppers for drying now that the chilli harvest is underway. Each Chilli Pepper is just threaded with a needle and thread; I keep the needle attached so I can just keep adding new peppers they are harvested. There’s a lot more peppers waiting to
Below is an article by Charles Dowding on No-Dig allotments, and if you are just starting on an allotment this guide is useful for getting it started the no-dig way. Allotments No-Dig is not a new thing; it’s been around since at least the 1940s and is about maintaining the