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April – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

April is a fun time in the allotment or vegetable garden. Things are starting to grow, but not just the things you want … the weeds start to grow including the dreaded mares or horse tail. This will send up shoots with pods on the end that release spores to spread the plant. If you […]

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March – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

March is when it all starts to get busy in the vegetable garden as, hopefully, spring is on its way and the weather is warming. However, for many of us, March now means frosts and snow as the weather is colder and unpredictable. Interestingly, in the UK, March 25th (The Feast of the Annunciation or […]

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February – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

Feburary is usually a cold month for us, with many in more northerly climates will still have snow on the ground and frosts are still common. This is a month where you really need to understand what the growing conditions are where you live. For some further south, planting will be possible, but for most […]

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Allotment Jobs For The Autumn

Well, summer is officially finishing, and if you live where I do, it never really got started. It’s been a mediocre summer with plenty of rain and cool, damp weather. Powdery mildew has loved it and many of my plants are suffering from this fungal infection now. While it has been a good year for […]

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March – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

March is a busy time in your vegetable garden. The days are getting longer, the weather will be warming (hopefully) and the growing season is building momentum. Spring officially starts in March, but the longer days trigger new growth and signals time to start planting. Planting isn’t the only job to be done in your […]

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January – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

January is traditionally a quiet month down at the allotment, but then that is usually down to the fact the weather is cold and wet. However, for those who are either willing to brave the elements or lucky enough to get decent weather there is still plenty of work to do. Vegetables Whilst the ground […]