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Courgettes and marrows

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I always worry about the allotment when I go on holiday. Will it all dry out or get a thorough soaking? Continue reading...
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Potato scab

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've never had a problem with potato scab before, but this year it's affected my precious Charlottes, particularly at one end of the bed. Continue reading...
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Saving seed

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Before I knew it, the leeks and a solitary parsnip were in full flower and producing seed, so I thought I'd collect the seed to sow next year. Continue reading...
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Allotment friends

By Jane Moore in Allotments
One of the greatest pleasures of allotment life is getting to know my neighbours. Ron, Beryl, Vic and Tony are a lovely bunch, although we disagree on quite a few things. Continue reading...
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Watering the allotment

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I only water plants that look as if they might die - it's the 'tough love' school of vegetable growing! Continue reading...
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Growing strawberries

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Despite the dry conditions, my strawberries have been fantastic this year. I've got two beds with one variety growing in each - 'Florence' and 'Honeyoe'. Continue reading...
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Watering vegetables

By Jane Moore in Allotments
When potatoes are in flower they need a lot of water, as this is when they're growing tubers. This time is known as the 'critical watering period'. Continue reading...
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Potting on and on...

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I potted on my peppers and tomatoes, as they kept drying out in no time, their root systems filling the tiny pots... Continue reading...
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Plant supports

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Yes, it's bean planting time and everyone is a-bustle on the site building all the wigwams, tunnels and trestles ready to support the massive growth of French and runner beans. Continue reading...
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Growing kale

By Jane Moore in Allotments
There are always a few jobs that I hate doing at this time of year. One of them is pulling out the overwintered plants that have flowered and set seed. Continue reading...
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