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Growing apples on the allotment

By Jane Moore in Allotments
That's it - summer's over! There was a definite hint of autumn in the air this week - a certain crispness to the morning air, the dampness of dew underfoot and a freshening breeze. Continue reading...
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Allotment successes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I've had some cracking crops this year, some are tried and tested varieties that I know are good and reliable, while some vegetable varieties are completely new to me. Continue reading...
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Allotment hits and misses

By Jane Moore in Allotments
The plot is pretty much reaching its peak around now, and that always strikes me as a good time to take stock. Continue reading...
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Harvesters and Grazers

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Allotmenteers fall into two camps, I've decided, after closely observing patterns of behaviour on our site... Continue reading...
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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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