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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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September – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

September generally sees work on the allotment calming down a little. The weather will start to become cooler and the days shorten. There will be less to harvest and plant, giving you more time to work on longer term or structural projects on your plot. However, there is still plenty to keep you occupied! What […]

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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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How To Ripen Your Tomatoes

By August/September time, many of us gardener’s are nervously looking at our tomato plants wondering if they are going to ripen. Most tomato plants will continue to produce flowers well into September, and sometimes even longer. These late flowers are highly unlikely to become fruits so they are best removed so that the plant can […]

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Six Tips For Tomato Growing Success

Tomatoes are probably the most popular vegetable plant (though really it’s a fruit) grown at home. Many people try to grow these every year to various degrees of success. But what do you really need in order to successfully grow tomatoes? Here are six tips that will help you grow strong, healthy tomato plants that […]

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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. What To Harvest You […]