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25 August 2008

Good advice?

Despairing of my green tomatoes, I looked to Saint Flowerdew for guidance who told me that, “The first green fruits can be helped to redden by an over-ripe banana placed nearby.” My patio now has a number of slowly rotting bananas sitting among the tomato plants. And resolutely green tomatoes.

Filed under: Dos & Don'ts,Today's Bible — Clare @ 11:37 am

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24 October 2007

Rotation, rotation, rotation!

Crop rotation is an easy idea to get your head around – in order to make the best use of what nutrients are in your soil and to avoid the build up of disease, move around what you grow where year on year. There are lots of possible crop rotation systems – 3-year, 4-year or […]

Filed under: Review & plan,Today's Bible — Clare @ 6:07 pm

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5 February 2007

A-rootin’ tootin’ plantin’ spree

Yesterday’s jolly down the plot saw us start to make use of the previously prepared root bed. It would be a real breakthrough for me to achieve at least some success in this area of vegetables as I’ve never tried to grow carrots or parsnips before. We eat loads of them here – usually roasted […]

Filed under: Sowings,Today's Bible — Clare @ 3:13 pm

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29 September 2006

There must be 50 ways to leave your lover, and…

Spiders are not the only beasties thriving on the summer we’ve had. The slugs are back covering everything with slimy goo. Or Gooey slime. Whichever – it’s everywhere (even on the living room carpet! What the…?). I think I have already mentioned the utter joy I experienced when I found slug pellets that Garden Organic […]

Filed under: Today's Bible,Wildlife — Clare @ 8:09 pm

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24 September 2006

Surprisingly good.

You probably thought I was joking about the chocolate courgette loaf, didn’t you? Well, I wasn’t. I’ll admit that I had my doubts as it does seem a pretty disgusting combination, but I went ahead and made it anyway to feed to my friends and parents without having tried it myself first. Some would say […]

Filed under: Recipes - Non-soup,Today's Bible — Clare @ 1:29 pm

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21 September 2006

Stocking up

(which has nothing whatsoever to do with suspenders) You have probably noticed a distinct lack of allotment-related posts here recently. There is a very good reason for this. Our visits to the plot are pretty same-y at the moment: Visit allotment and roll our eyes at the overgrown weeds Harvest excessive amounts of courgettes, french […]

Filed under: Harvest,Today's Bible — Clare @ 10:41 am

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11 May 2006

The Pumpkin Soup engineering project

Having survived my Italian exam without sounding too much like an idiot (though it did feel like the longest 12 minutes of my life) I treated myself by hot-footing it down to the allotment and dragging my long-suffering assistant with me. Tonight’s project? The frame for the climbing beans. I’d popped down earlier to purchase […]

Filed under: Baby plants,Blue Peter corner,Italiano,Sowings,Today's Bible — Clare @ 9:27 pm

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1 May 2006

It’s bloody hard work this skiving business.

In spite of having work to do today (Public holday? Sorry? What’s that?), I’ve been bitten by the gardening bug, having sowed my squash seeds yesterday as well as further sweetcorn and french beans (that’s them on the bottom shelf). Consequently, today I’ve been a bad, bad girl and instead of getting on with all […]

Filed under: Hard labour,Sowings,Today's Bible — Clare @ 5:58 pm

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