The Annual Broad Bean Giveaway

The beans have been tremendously successful this year which can only mean that the Annual Broad Bean Giveaway will be more challenging than usual. This event sees us sneaking from …

Leeks

A Leek Tragedy

Today’s trip to the allotment was a disaster of mythical proportions. A plague of juicy maggots reduced an entire bed of leeks to this pitiful harvest. I have to confess …

A Guilty Harvest

It’s been an incredibly productive season. Today we bagged up 3 sacks of assorted spuds and loaded the car boot with beans galore. It all feels vaguely sinful. The freezer …

Dashboard Dehydrator

I got quite carried away last year and came very close to investing in a £100 dehydrator for converting my courgette glut into dried stock granules. As it happens the …

Many Hands

Summer holidays have been decidedly child oriented this year, so you have to grab your allotment opportunities when you can. Despite having two car loads full of soggy and tired …

Spring Panic

Absolutely stunning spring morning, shamefully wasted away in bed, and then followed by an afternoon trip to the plot, accompanied by a flurry of soggy hail – my favourite. I’ve …

Amanita Fears

I went to the plot this weekend with the intention of digging over acres of land ready for mammoth spud burying activities on Good Friday but the ground was too …