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A new allotment

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
13 March 2014 at 10:02
It’s taken seven years but, finally, I have an allotment. It was the least wanted patch of land on the site, and I was happy to take it. Continue reading...

Tomatoes, aubergines and peppers

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
05 April 2012 at 16:00
My colleague Tamsin and I have come to a decision: this year, on the office allotment, we're not going to grow any brassicas. Continue reading...

Broad beans

By Kate Bradbury in Allotments
02 March 2012 at 09:44
Yesterday I marked the first day of the month by visiting the allotment and sowing broad beans – the first seeds I had sown this year. Continue reading...

Signing off

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
It's time to say goodbye! This is going to be my last blog for a while because I'm preparing for exams, so it's a case of 'something's got to give'. Continue reading...


By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
One thing that scientists still can't fully explain is why a fruit or vegetable grown in one place can taste so different to one grown a few miles up the road. Continue reading...

Growing radicchio

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
It's a little bitter, but absolutely delicious, and costs a fortune when you have it in restaurants or buy it from a delicatessen. Continue reading...

Summer berries

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
There's a simple way to find out which summer berries are worth growing: eat them! Everyone has different taste, so what appeals to one person may not to another. Continue reading...

Gardening by the moon

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I've been meaning to try moon gardening for some time, and now - thanks to the encouragement and guidance of a friend on the plot - I think I've mastered the rudimentary principles... Continue reading...

Grow your own chutney

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I love pointing to a jar of chutney, knowing I've grown all the ingredients used to make it ... Isn't cold meat, crusty white bread and chutney one of the great culinary combinations? Continue reading...

Growing blackberries

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
Like a good perfume, a distinct flavour with strong associations can transport you right back to a different place - suddenly it's not an over-cast, chilly May, it's a warm, end of summer day. Continue reading...
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