The Veg Patch

The garden to our house has a large unused wasteland at the back. My goal this year is to clear it all ready for growing in the Spring next year. This sounds very simple, but I have a 10m deep area of brambles, 5 overgrown Laurel bushes, various structures from previous owners allotmenteering efforts, a rotting…

Smells Like Roses

These are my two compost bins, hiding behind the potato plants. I love the idea that I am making my own compost from my own kitchen waste. Previously I was throwing my kitchen waste into council bins then buying compost from the store. That made no sense, so I picked up these two left at…

Vegetable Patch Progress

I have been meaning to do this for a while, and now the seeds are sown, weeding has been done, and the toddler is asleep I have time to myself to write about our progress on the vegetable garden. Here’s a before and after photo: After clearing the area of weeds we found a number…

Rhubarb and Plum Crumble

There hasn’t been much rain for a few weeks. The ground on the allotment is solid like rock so there’s not much, if any, digging going on. So I’m clearing. I’ve uncovered my beloved Rhubarb plant from its entanglement of vine leaves and pulled off some lovely large pink stalks. By leaving some mature leaves on…