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The vegetable revolution

The vegetable revolution

There’s a vegetable revolution going on, one which is set to change the face of allotments, and engage a whole new audience. It’s rainbow veg! Get on board with the… Read more »

Cauliflower – the comeback

Cauliflower – the comeback

Is the cauliflower, the most under-appreciated member of the brassica family, making a comeback? After a number of sightings in the national press recently, we thought we’d cast a spotlight… Read more »

End of season in the allotment

End of season in the allotment

Another growing season draws to an end, well just about. I have been down the allotment this morning and I am still getting crops from beetroot, leeks, cauliflower, parsnips, chard,… Read more »

Blueberry surprise

Blueberry surprise

Hey, look what I grew! Ok, so it doesn’t look like much, but these are the first few blueberries from my blueberry plant. I had them on my cereal and… Read more »

Growing your own cut flowers

Growing your own cut flowers

Who doesn’t love a jug of flowers on the kitchen table? When students arrive I pop warm muffins and a pot of fresh Fairtrade coffee on the kitchen table next… Read more »

British blackcurrants – the home-grown superfruit

British blackcurrants – the home-grown superfruit

Labelled as the ‘mini marvel’, British blackcurrants are possibly one of the healthiest fruits you can eat. They’re packed full of vitamins and minerals and have many health benefits. Modern… Read more »

Crops for a cool climate

Crops for a cool climate

Crops for a Cool Climate Over the years in which climate change has been discussed in the media, there have been continual suggestions that it will be of benefit to… Read more »

Advice for the new allotment holder

Advice for the new allotment holder

Advice for the new allotment holder This short post is all about string. The string-thing is aimed at new allotment plot holders. As they, like me, may be daunted by… Read more »

Your local allotment needs you!

Your local allotment needs you!

What can we do to ensure that our allotments are getting the love that they deserve? Locally to me in Hertfordshire, there are some sites which have been threatened with… Read more »

Grow your own – it’s not too late

Grow your own – it’s not too late

Grow your own – it’s not too late! Spring may be late this year, but there is still plenty of time to grow your own. In fact, waiting and sowing… Read more »