Today we did a little bit of Lasagne Gardening well okay not truly lasagne gardening but a similar idea. True lasagne gardening by the way is simply a no-dig method that uses green compost and brown compost alternated providing an excellent mulch. We’re using the same idea to keep weeds atRead More →

Today I planted out our Turnip seedlings, they are a variety called Petrowski a yellow turnip from Poland. We purchased these from The Read Seed Catalogue, I was especially keen to choose a variety which was a bit different from the supermarket varieties.         We’ve planted a huge numberRead More →

We recently acquired 24/B to join onto 24/A, this has given us some more space and a shed. The plot was pretty wild but as the photos show it has progressed. The top 2 beds have got Cauliflowers, Kale and Calabrese in already the next 2 are being mulched andRead More →

The Plan

This is the latest plan for the allotment in 2019, it’s been really tough trying to map out the allotment accurately but it has helped massively to work from a plan. I’ve also found it really helpful to mark out the areas with rope, this helps to get a realRead More →

Today we planted our first plants in the new 24/B plot. We’re planting spring brassicas as we’re intending this area to be more ‘industrial’ – with nets, a shed and a polytunnel. Leaving 24/A as our more ‘cottage garden’ area.Read More →

We have expanded into 24/B, there’s a lot of work to be done. The last but one holder dug up half the allotment and piled it into a heap on top of which now resides a large bunch of perpetual kale. So there’s a lot of chopping down of kaleRead More →