I’ve been making my own beer for many years. It’s easy once you have the equipment and a little knowledge. You can easily make a pint of ale for 30p or thereabouts, and the spent grain can be used on your allotment to add nutrients to the soil.
Allotments are recreational areas, so plant flowers as well as vegetables and make a space for the family to enjoy as well. You can sow cosmos seeds in March or April in plug trays.
Winter is a great time of year to get things done ready for the new season. Here are a few things that I’ll be doing…
Well, Winter is here and I have to say that this is my favourite time of year. If you shut down for Winter and think, that’s it till next Spring, then you’re really missing a trick.
Salad potatoes are great when steamed (or boiled if you must) and served with butter they also can be used to make potato salad of course. My favourite is Charlotte and I also like Nicola.
Carrots are a great staple, but can be hard to grow successfully due to the dreaded carrot fly. The received wisdom when growing carrots is that we sow hundreds of seeds and then thin out to the desired spacing. However, thinning the seedlings attracts carrot fly and can lead to a ruined crop.
It’s been very cold here over the past week and it’s snowing outside today, so not much happening on my allotment at the moment I’m afraid.Continue reading
It’s mid January 2017 and I’ve been sowing my King of the North Sweet Peppers in my heated propagator…
Planning for the coming season…Continue reading
Having defeated a proposed allotment rent increase by Bolton Council in 2010, I thought I’d pass on some tips in case you find yourself in a similar position to me.Continue reading