Category: Allotment

My First Attempt At Cider Making

I never really took to cider when I was young. Everyone drunk ‘bitter’ where I lived, and often in large quantities. Cider to me, and...

Too Many Courgettes?

Anyone who grows courgettes always seems to have too many, and is constantly trying to get rid of them, often by offloading them onto unwary...

How To Make Courgette or Marrow Marmalade

  I was first introduced to this wonderful golden recipe as courgette jam but the lemon, and especially the lemon rind contained within makes it...

The Spiraliser and Me

I was talking about the annual, and imminent, onslaught of courgettes to an allotment friend as I pruned a mature and unruly grape vine that...

Too Much Rhubarb?

How to make good use of any amount of rhubarb, without any waste. I have several rhubarb plants which come at different times, allowing me...

Stinkhorn on the allotment

Yes Stinkhorn! Otherwise know as phallus impudicus, which seems to love growing on a dry sandy river bank on my allotment, and has been a...
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