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