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  • Snowy day at Crimbles allotment
    March 6, 2018

    Snow day

    Well as promised the 'Beast from the East' finally struck Leeds on Wednesday and was forecast to be still on the prowl on Saturday morning, so I had a strong feeling that the outdoor activities wouldn't stretch to gardening by the time the weekend arrived.

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  • Eva, sat with her sown seeds
    March 2, 2018

    Finally some sunshine, well for one day

    Saturday morning has started to feel like gardening time for me now, which is an excellent feeling and I'm hoping that Eva is starting to share the same views, she is certainly starting to ask if we will be going to the allotment and what jobs we will be doing.

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  • Sowing seeds
    February 22, 2018

    Another rainy Saturday morning

    As the sun rose on Saturday morning the noise of the rain tapping on the roof of the house made it clear that it wasn't going to be a morning spent on the allotment. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a little bit of rain, but i'm happy to use Eva as an excuses not to get wet, after all the last thing we need is her getting a cold.
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  • Jobs for February
    February 13, 2018

    Allotment Gardener - February job list

    We are now well into the 2nd week of February, the days are getting longer and the hunger to get back to the plot is growing by the day. I've put together a few jobs that you can be doing to feed your hunger and at the same time prepare yourself for the busy months ahead.
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  • The first visit of the year
    February 12, 2018

    The first visit of the year

    This week on the allotment was very much all about assessing what work needs doing on the plot and planning as to where everything is going to go this year.
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  • The Allotment sign
    February 10, 2018

    Back to the allotment

    After a somewhat cold couple of months of winter weather time is upon me to return to the relaxing tranquillity of my allotment.
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  • March 22, 2017

    Progress - Update

    Chitting PotatoesWith an increase in sowing activity and March slowly creeping towards its end, activity on the allotment is starting to increase week on week, I’ve just got to get there on my allocated Saturday morning. Potatoes in the ground, Onion, Leeks update.

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  • March 18, 2017

    Brassica overload

    Kings Brasicca seedsAn early start on Saturday morning with a little girl desperate to get up and go down stairs and with the sun sneaking through the bind in the bedroom, there seemed very little hope of having a lazy start to the day.


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