An amateur gardener's view of allotment gardening. Mostly organic vegetable growing but also some serious flower growing. I am interested in new ideas in gardening such as use of aspirin, terra preta, mychorrhizal fungi etc.

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Latest Blog Posts for Allotment Garden

  • Total compaction. Repairing the concrete slab path.
    on Dec 12, 2016
    The path between Sue's and my allotment was not laid very well and I promised both myself and Sue that I would take it up and do it again.  As I was digging a deep trench across the new potato bed to bury some logs and hedge trimmings, I dug out...
  • on Dec 4, 2016
    I have moved all the rhubarb clumps.Evolution is rock solid.
  • You can't sterilise soil by digging.
    on Dec 4, 2016
    Soil cannot be sterilised by digging.  If this was the case we could remove the danger of such things as onion white rot, club root and parasitic nematodes by simply turning over the soil.  Even after several years of digging and trenching...
  • August is a harvesting month. August photographs.
    on Aug 27, 2016
    Not only have I been harvesting, I have also been seed collecting and sowing green manure and cover crops where I have cleared the ground.  I warn you now that the vegetables and fruit have been growing very luxuriant in the last few weeks and m...
  • Late June allotment with photographs.
    on Jun 27, 2016
    Several of my friends from the RHS courses visited the allotment and said they were impressed.  The best comment was from Janet who said that the allotment was aesthetically pleasing.   So more not just 'straig...
  • Late June allotment with photographs.
    on Jun 27, 2016
    The allotment has been visited by several sets of people recently.  One Australian was keen to see British vegetable gardens. His comment after touring the allotment was that now he did not need to see any more.  A very kind comme...
  • May allotment photographs.
    on May 28, 2016
    As April and the beginning of May were so cold, it has been quite difficult keeping everything growing.  When the plants stop growing they are more susceptible to damage from slugs and snails because they do not grow out of the damage.  The...
  • April Allotment Photographs.
    on Apr 24, 2016
    This is by far the most busy part of the year.  Seeds are sown, transplanted and grown on.  Finally they are planted out in the growing beds.  The only disappointing part of this year's plants is the devastation wrought by flea be...
  • The variety of jobs that need doing at the end of March.
    on Mar 29, 2016
    The composts are always an ongoing job and I have been given a variety of different materials to put into the compost bins.  Many allotmenteers will have been taking down runner beans and I have been going round asking if I can have the old plan...
  • Planting out the sweet pea seedlings.
    on Mar 23, 2016
    I have planted the sweet pea seedlings next to their cane supports but I have a lot of seedlings left over.  I might put some more canes along the rows and add some more plants and these can be replacements if any of the main seedlings die. ...
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