What to do on your plot in July?

Ever wondered what you should do each month on your plot? Tony, one of our plot holders and a committee member sends a monthly 'to do' list to all plot holders. Here's the one for July. Check out our Allotment Calendar on the website for more great ideas! July to do list: Prune this year’s Pear/Plum … Continue reading What to do on your plot in July?

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How to prevent Beetroot from going to Seed

Beets are in general a hassle free plant to grow. You can grow beetroot seeds in most soil conditions and in a short space of time you can enjoy a harvest of baby roots or, if you are willing to wait a further week or two, feast on large 8 to 10cm spherical roots. Because … Continue reading How to prevent Beetroot from going to Seed

The Whisper of Surprise

Good to be organised about sowing seeds. There is nothing worse than finding packets of seeds and it being too late in the season to sow them.

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For me there is always a whisper of surprise when growing from seed…you never really know what will happen!  There is also the simple fact that growing from seed is the cheapest way to grow your own and it is absolutely the most rewarding method of raising your own plants.  There isn’t anything more satisfying than harvesting fruit and vegetables, that you have grown yourself!

This weekend the weather here in Wales has been appalling so I’ve been confined to the house, greenhouse and garden for my gardening fix.  Yesterday, I decided to dig through the seed box looking for ‘sow in March’ on the packets and after finding a small collection, I drew up a basic ‘Seed-Starting Plan’ in my allotment note book.

There is one slight problem…because this is my first year on Plot 5A, I have no idea when my ‘Frost-Free’ date will be!!  (Note to self:…

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Vegetable Seeds for Easy to Grow Gardens

For beginner gardeners and for those who want a simple life there are some low maintenance herbs & vegetable seeds for a productive vegetable plot. All vegetables require a certain amount of care & protection and if you are well prepared & equipped then the work load becomes much easier. The low maintenance vegetable seeds … Continue reading Vegetable Seeds for Easy to Grow Gardens