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from the allotment to the plate, I'm a Chef passionate about food and where it comes from and I love growing my own. follow me on my allotment adventure

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  • Brassicas, Sun & Raspberries.
    on Jun 4, 2013
    It’s been great having a bit of time off work especially that the weather has been so kind to me, I was able to get down the plot a fair bit. Most of the planting in now done with the exceptions of a few bits here and there. This year I am having...
  • Pumpkin Hundred Weight
    on May 31, 2013
      Hello readers it’s been a while, it’s been a busy few weeks first off I competed my charity walk on the 12th May a 13 mile walk from Malden to Chelmsford in Essex I was part of a team and in total we raised over £700 so well chuffed with...
  • A Quick seed update for April….
    on Apr 29, 2013
    First off this week I just want to quickly talk about a Walk for life I am doing on the 12th May it’s a 22km walk for a local charity called Farleigh Hospice they do some fantastic work and I want to help them with raising money. I have put a link...
  • Mr Rotivator!
    on Apr 24, 2013
    It’s been a while since my last post, there was not much happening down on plot 58 as it was too wet or covered in snow, the action at the allotment pretty much came to a standstill. But the last 2 weeks things have been on the up. Last Monday (aft...
  • The Great British Weather!
    on Mar 18, 2013
    Well what weather it was down the plot today, started off foggy and quite cold then by 10am I was walking about the plot with a T-shirt on it was according to the thermometer at the plot 13°C then by 12pm there was hail stones and I had my jumper an...
  • Strawberry Meringue Roulade
    on Mar 12, 2013
    Today I fancied doing a spot of baking, as getting to the allotment is totally out the question And I love baking when there’s nothing else to do! I had some left over egg whites from last night dinner so rather than go to waste I thought I would...
  • To cover or not to cover that's the Question….
    on Mar 11, 2013
    Not much action down the plot this week, the family has been hit with this winter bug, my youngest daughter has had it the worst, so daddy day care comes before Allotment action. I wanted to get the rest of the posts done I started last week but the...
  • A year in the planning…
    on Mar 4, 2013
    It’s been a week since my last visit to the plot, and today I started a Project that has been a year in the making, like I have said before my Parent’s work in a factory where they dispose of lots of wood (it goes off to be re-cycled) but they ar...
  • let the chitting Commence…..
    on Feb 27, 2013
    Well were off, yesterday saw the first action for the new growing season, I went to my local garden centre and selected my seed potatoes for the coming season, I am being a bit more conservative this year as last year I conducted a trial into old her...
  • My first Purple Sprouting Broccoli
    on Feb 25, 2013
    It was a big day this week down the plot, as I knew my purple sprouting Broccoli would be ready to pick; I got a bit excited on the drive to the plot! Last year my PSB was a disaster firstly I planted them far too close to each other, then they were...
  • planting plan 2013
    on Feb 24, 2013
    Today I have added the planting plan for 2013 I have tried to keep it simple this year and grow less varieties and this year I will only grow what I know will do well. I am going to do a trail with a giant pumpkin for my children because they want to...
  • Compost Plot 58 Style…..
    on Feb 19, 2013
    I want to talk compost in this post, like most plot holders, I make my own compost recycling all my waste materials from the plot, but I also compost at home, and have dome for a number of years now, but there is one big difference with what I do wit...
  • what's your new Season Resolution?
    on Feb 11, 2013
    This time last year I had begun in earnest with sowing and getting things ready for the coming season on the plot. Potatoes were chitting, broad beans sown, onion seeds had shown their heads and I had planned what I was going to grow for the year…...
  • Raspberry Care
    on Feb 4, 2013
    I just been looking back at my blog post “Fruitilicious” last year, it’s about how I don’t really have any success with soft fruit or any fruit for that matter! I was looking back because over the last week I have tied up the raspberries &am...
  • Plot 58 seed Give-a-way 2013
    on Jan 21, 2013
    The last 2 weeks have been very frustrating for me this cold weather has scuppered my plans on a number of occasions to get to the plot so I have had to find other ways to get a few jobs done for the plot without actually going! I decided to have a c...
  • The first visit of the new year……
    on Jan 7, 2013
    It’s been a while since my last visit to the allotment, about 4 weeks to be exact, I went on a scouting mission today to see how bad the soil is and boy its bad, my allotment site is on a slight hill and I am at the bottom of it so all the water ru...
  • Swede Sucsess......
    on Nov 27, 2012
    I know most people all year have been banging on about how bad this year has been for growing veg and how they can’t wait for next year to come, but I just want to tell you about my poor showing this year of my celeriac & swedes. Last year...
  • Green Tomatoes anyone?.........
    on Oct 23, 2012
     This year’s challenging weather has thrown another of my normally reliable crops into chaos, my tomatoes, normally one of my best crops which start from mid-July and runs (weather permitting) into October. I even in an attempt to get a really...
  • Are Carrots worth the Hassle??
    on Oct 15, 2012
    Although I have only had the allotment for 2 seasons now, I have always grown carrots at home in tubs or in my old veg bed. Each year the same results carrot fly get to them in some way shape of from. Last year the crop was ok I would say 60% of...
  • Strawberries, squashes and a good old cup of Rosy Lee
    on Oct 9, 2012
    For the first time in ages today I spent a whole day down the plot, but boy will I be paying for that tomorrow!, as I strike the keyboard, I can already feel my arms and legs stiffening up with the anticipation of tomorrow morning drawing closer, whe...

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