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Sal Tuplin liked Lee James's blog post Festive allotment check-up
Dec 29, 2016
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Festive allotment check-up

Don't get me wrong, Christmas is brilliant, obviously. Going home and drinking tonnes of booze and forcing a week's worth of calories down the chute in twenty four hours and then meeting other people that you don't see all that often for more drinks and food and then seeing some of the outlying relatives during which why not have a bit of that leftover cake,…See More
Dec 29, 2016
Lee James posted a blog post

Late season scorecard

We've been neglecting the plot again. Not full-on Fritzl-level neglect you understand, but certainly enough to alert the authorities, assuming that there were any authorities that paid attention to neglected allotments, which, luckily for us, there isn't really. And yet, as we get to the end of the harvest season, we're still reaping the benefits of this gig…See More
Sep 25, 2016
Lee James replied to Trevor Alun Davies's discussion Disappointing Garlic
"Hard lines Trevor. This has actually been our best year ever (see here), but I think it's mostly due to a change of allotment, which has far lighter soil. How is your soil? Like you say, there's always next year."
Jul 23, 2016
Lee James posted a blog post

Drying out the alliums

The recent blast of inferno-like conditions has hit us at a rather handy moment, as we've hoiked up all that remained of our autumn-planted allium crops and got them in the shed drying out. From past experience, autumn-planted onions don't store anything like as well as their spring-planted counterparts (why is  that, by the way?), but we don't have enough …See More
Jul 23, 2016
Gareth Howell commented on Lee James's blog post End of season allotment scorecard
"10m sq= 1.2kw during the summer months, April-October South facing. £1.25/day max"
Dec 31, 2015
Gareth Howell commented on Lee James's blog post End of season allotment scorecard
"Have you got south facing roof for solar panel? read 120w/m sq  of panel. Then ya've got lighting and some heating, with battery back up."
Dec 31, 2015
Lee James commented on Lee James's blog post End of season allotment scorecard
"Thanks Gareth! Yeah, the paths are all weedblocked up. Looking forward to getting a full run at the coming season."
Dec 31, 2015
Gareth Howell commented on Lee James's blog post End of season allotment scorecard
"a load of shingle to be delivered perhaps for the paths? Don't forget the weedblocker underneath first it makes a huge difference.  You've done a lot since I looked last! Well done that man!"
Dec 28, 2015
Lee James posted a blog post

End of season allotment scorecard

This was the scene at the allotment on Sunday, when our attendance managed to neatly and happily bisect a couple of squally rain showers. For shame: I haven't written anything veg-related on here since July, and in truth our attendance of the plot in real life over the last couple of months has been scarcely any more regular. The fact that we aren't now faced with an unmanageable forest…See More
Nov 25, 2015
Gareth Howell commented on Lee James's blog post Many hands, in the light, work.
"Lets have another look Lee! Fascinating site that is, with animal potential too perhaps?"
May 17, 2015
Lee James commented on Lee James's blog post Back In The Game!
"It's going not bad Gareth. Slow progress, but we've got spuds and onions planted and some beds laid out. We'll get there!"
Apr 18, 2015
Gareth Howell commented on Lee James's blog post Back In The Game!
"Hows that going? looks interesting. plenty of sheltered space."
Apr 11, 2015
Lee James posted a blog post

Some progress of our own

Interested onlookersIt's a pleasure to report some significant progress on the allotment that happened while we were actually there. We took the last couple of days off work in honour of my completing another lap of the sun, and spent sizeable chunks of both putting in a bit of old fashioned graft on the plot. With so much work …See More
Mar 24, 2015
Gareth Howell liked Lee James's blog post Many hands, in the light, work.
Feb 28, 2015
steve heath commented on Lee James's blog post Many hands, in the light, work.
"looking better already "
Feb 26, 2015

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How to get things to grow #1: How we sow

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 18:01 0 Comments



The allotment chat on this blog functions pretty much as a diary of what we've grown, rather than how we've grown it. However, we've been doing this for a bunch of years now, and have over that time…

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Festive allotment check-up

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 16:45 0 Comments



Don't get me wrong, Christmas is brilliant, obviously. Going home and drinking tonnes of booze and forcing a week's worth of calories down the chute in twenty four hours and then meeting other people that you don't see all that often for more drinks and food and then seeing some of the outlying relatives…

Continue

Late season scorecard

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 20:19 0 Comments



We've been neglecting the plot again. Not full-on Fritzl-level neglect you understand, but certainly enough to alert the authorities, assuming that there were any authorities that paid attention to neglected…
Continue

Drying out the alliums

Posted on July 23, 2016 at 21:57 0 Comments



The recent blast of inferno-like conditions has hit us at a rather handy moment, as we've hoiked up all that remained of our autumn-planted allium crops and got them in the shed drying out. From past experience, autumn-planted onions don't store anything like as well as their spring-planted counterparts…

Continue

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