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November 2011 Blog Posts (36)

Allotment adventures of plot 58

Added by Stacy Drury on November 30, 2011 at 19:33 — No Comments

Stormy Weather

The weather over the last few days has been horrendous causing  a bit of damage in the garden but luckily there was no damage to the greenhouse so everything growing in there is safe, see more at

Added by elaine rickett on November 30, 2011 at 12:16 — 6 Comments

we're all in the gutter....


Your thought I'd disappeared didn't you!? - well a month with the flu and I was ready for the hills :)

Added by Carrie Gault on November 28, 2011 at 16:44 — No Comments

End of November

After being battered by gales and heavy rain for two days yesterday turned out fine so I managed to get a few things done. I recently acquired a plastic dustbin and was wondering how best to make use of it. Fix a tap and use it for water storage? Grow potatoes in it? In the end I sawed it down to make a 16 inch deep pot and a plastic ring which I can sink into the ground as a possible home for more strawberries. Plastic drums and bins are very easy to cut with a panel saw, a fact I…


Added by Colin Robinson on November 28, 2011 at 13:24 — 2 Comments

Coming on well

Hello All,

Thought you would like to see how the lottie

is progressing. Some of the cabbages are coming

up but some have been eaten and others are fighting back.

Hubby came and finished digging the beds I had



Added by miriam abbott on November 27, 2011 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

What a load of Crap

What a load of sh*t

Good for the garden though


What a load of Crap

Added by Blicky on November 27, 2011 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Quick Cook Composting Part 2

An update on my new composting regime..........

Added by Damo on November 26, 2011 at 10:27 — No Comments

Seed Order for Next Year

I have been contemplating what varieties of seed to order for next year ...

cont'd at

Added by elaine rickett on November 23, 2011 at 21:59 — 2 Comments

Late November roundup

A blog post of the latest goings on in my small veg patch

Added by Donna C on November 22, 2011 at 13:57 — No Comments

making a raspberry wall

Not a wall made from raspberries, that would be silly. In order to try and contain some of the raspberry canes and stop the plants from suckering up all over the place I dug a narrow trench at the front of them and cut out all the roots on the ‘wrong’ side. Then I placed vertically in the trench some offcuts of fascia board that I scrounged a while ago. Hopefully this will hold back the roots from trying to take over the border and will allow me to plant some spring bulbs along the front. If…


Added by Colin Robinson on November 21, 2011 at 20:42 — 1 Comment

Tomato Harvest



   The weather seems to have been milder for longer compared to last year so i risked leaving my tomatoes outside for longer than normal. However i couldnt put it off forever and i had to bring in the last of my toms. It always feels like winter really is on it's way when the toms are taken down.

    This year I grew Ferline, Yellow Stuffer and Country Taste. I also tried Pineapple as a bit of a gamble as it says it prefers a greenhouse. The gamble didnt pay off though…


Added by Crazii_C on November 20, 2011 at 18:57 — No Comments

Game, Set and Match


Planting onion sets and a quick plot round up.

Added by Damo on November 20, 2011 at 13:10 — No Comments

November in the Veggie Garden

A round up of what's on the plot in November at

Added by elaine rickett on November 16, 2011 at 13:17 — 2 Comments

Dunham Massey

I was lucky enough to win a free pass to a National Trust property on the Alternative Kitchen Garden blog (link on the right under "founding members") so on Saturday we popped over to Dunham Massey where we'd never been before.


Lots of photos on my blog

Added by Donna C on November 14, 2011 at 11:18 — No Comments

Beetroot success

I have had a go at making beetroot chutney and it has turned out quite nice.

Added by Plot Notes Phil on November 14, 2011 at 0:36 — 3 Comments

Boris Parsnip and Boring Brussels

Read about November at my allotment

Added by elaine rickett on November 10, 2011 at 14:11 — 4 Comments

best ever parsnips

I got my best ever yield of parsnips from a flower bucket today. They were so tightly packed in that I could only get them out by slitting the bucket and peeling it away from the root mass. After trimming there was just short of 3lbs of usable snips...pretty good for a vegetable that’s supposed to be difficult to grow.


parsnip pics and more at:

Added by Colin Robinson on November 9, 2011 at 21:43 — 2 Comments

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