Category Archives: Allotment

Simple Food

The poor allotment has not been getting the attention it deserves.  The weather has been so changeable.  The latter part of August was unseasonably wet and so instead of hard-baked clay which can take a quick scrape of the hoe … Continue reading

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Jostaberry Tart

Jostaberry is a hybrid cross of blackcurrant and gooseberry.  It is thornless and produces fruits which are slightly smaller than a gooseberry, dark like a blackcurrant but sweeter.  The plant I put in two years ago produced its first proper … Continue reading

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Strawberry Time

This week the strawberry bed on the allotment has gone crazy.  It started ramping up last week.  This is the second batch this size this week and there will be another lot in a day or so. We have had … Continue reading

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December Allotment Goodies

For most of December I’ve been down with ‘the lurgie’.  Some sort of cold/’flu which involved sore throat, a cough, fever, and finally to top it all of about three weeks of sinusitis.  Visits to the allotment have therefore been … Continue reading

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Return of Franken-squash

Halloween came and it felt like an appropriate time to investigate the mysterious Franken-squash.  This was the name I gave to the hybrid squash which grew on the allotment this year, covered in this previous post. The Kent Potters Association … Continue reading

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Franken-squash

Last year on the allotment I planted two types of winter squash.  (As far as I can tell summer squash are soft skinned things like courgettes and patty-pan squash, winter squash are hard skinned like pumpkins, butternuts etc.)   The first … Continue reading

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Allotment Goodies

I thought I would share this image of the things I gathered from the allotment this afternoon: Rhubarb (it grew so much in the recent rain that I thought I could pick some, even though the season is probably over) … Continue reading

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Onions

Onions a-plenty from the allotment this year and today was harvest day.  When I dug over the ground last Autumn I found three tiny onions and I tucked them back in a corner.  There were some impressive storms in the … Continue reading

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