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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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Planting courgettes

By Jane Moore in Grow & eat
I love planting courgettes, pumpkins and squashes when the weather warms up. 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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Seedlings and onion sets

By Jane Moore in Allotments
All the shallots and onions I planted are sprouting away happily. And only a few of them have popped out of the ground and needed pushing back. That always happens with sets, doesn't it? Continue reading...
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Laura's allotment

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Bank holiday weekend was a bit of a blur, it went by so quickly. I didn't spend it on my allotment I'm rather sad to say, especially as the weather was so lovely. Continue reading...
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More seed sowing

By Jane Moore in Allotments
The parsnips should have been in weeks ago I know, along with the beetroot, turnips swedes and so forth. But it's not the end of the world - my first crops will either be a bit later than everybody else's or I'll harvest a few baby vegetables. Continue reading...
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Weeds on the allotment

By Jane Moore in Allotments
The weeds are growing like mad this year. They seem to love the combination of spring showers and sunshine we've been having lately. Sadly, the fine weather is having as positive effect on the weeds as it is on me. Continue reading...
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Sowing seeds indoors

By Jane Moore in Allotments
The wet weekend was far more suited to sowing seeds indoors than pluckily plodding on outside. Continue reading...
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