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Allotment Journal: Weekly update

The past week or so has been spent getting the plots ready for the winter. There’s been a lot of weeding, strimming, clearing and compost turning. It’s all a bit messy but it’s been rather rewarding. I’ve also been gathering seeds, runner beans,

Posted in Allotment Journal, Green manure, Leeks, Rhubarb

Leeks. Oops!

We have been meaning to dig out the remaining leeks on plot two for a few weeks but with one thing and another they’ve just been forgotten. Ideally leeks that have been overwintered should be dug up by the end of

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Growing Leeks

Leeks are members of the alliums family. Leeks grow best in a sunny position, in free-draining, fertile soil. There are essentially two things that leeks need to grown well: nitrogen and moist soil (sorry I know you hate those words,

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