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Allotment Journal : Monthly update…..

A blaze of blossom. Blackthorn trees, growing on the boundary of Choice Allotments. This has to be my favourite time of year, when nature emerges from it’s winter dormancy and literally bursts into life. We’re rewarded with the most beautiful display of

Posted in Allotment Journal, Fruit, Garlic, Raspberries, Rhubarb

Allotment Journal: Weekly Update

Typically we plant garlic around mid October, but the weather has been unseasonably warm this year. Garlic needs a good spell of cold weather to promote germination, but with temperatures roughly 4 degrees celsius above the average for this time of year, there’s

Posted in Allotment Journal, Garlic, Strawberries

Allotment Journal: Plot update

Last week was a bit of a scorcher and with long daylight hours and me watering like a crazy thing the seedlings are coming along pretty well. The seedlings I have on the go at home are also thriving. Now

Posted in Allotment Journal, Garlic

Rust!

Not only does the seaside’s salty sea air cause metal to erode…but the garlic is also rusting!   The winter months were extremely wet, and relatively mild, and it’s been unseasonably warm over the past week. With the addition of low levels of

Posted in Allotment Journal, Garlic

Growing Garlic

  Garlic can be planted in either the autumn or the spring. It will be clearly labelled when it’s purchased. I have always found it best to plant garlic in October/November, as garlic requires a long growing season and coldness

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