Tag Archives: winter

First plot post 2012

Yeah, yeah, don’t nag – there have been genuine reasons for the silence.  But we’ve emerged the other side to find that there are still tasty vegetables to be had down the allotment. The much milder winter (so far at … Continue reading

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Purple sproutaggedon

Purple sprouting. Yum.  It’s one of those veggies that you don’t really appreciate as a kid but which grows on you.  Not literally you understand – I may get dirt behind the fingernails, but I do shower.   Its a lot softer … Continue reading

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Borlotti beans start to finish

The other day we had a hearty chestnut and bean hotpot made with our own dried borlotti beans.  It occurred to me that I’d started work on that tea 10 months earlier which is a heck of a lot of … Continue reading

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Little bit of summer in midwinter

Poor His Nibs.  He was so looking forward to the strawberries last June, instead all of the berries got nabbed for jam and the anticipated ‘more’ that I’d claimed were about to appear, didn’t.  What’s more I had plans for … Continue reading

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meanwhile down on the plot

Its winter.  Our failure to put everything neat and tidy before the weather turned is very clear – ours is now a scruffy plot.  We’ve also been discovered by Jack Frost to have been somewhat optimistic in leaving so many … Continue reading

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Grrrrr Brrrrr

I’m sorry its been a while, we’ve been busy with family and voluntary stuff and I’ve had to neglect foodie allotmenty stuff. So much is this true that I’ve missed stir up Sunday and am running behind on this years … Continue reading

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