Category: gardening

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Weeks 27, 28 and beyond.

Crazy hectic few weeks! We’ve had engineers and plumbers and all sorts going on around the house, but (fingers crossed) all sorted now. Meanwhile, at the allotment, the cold nights have pretty much shut down production for the year. Next year I think I will definitely have two transplanting windows, as the later and more vigorous plants have been able to shake off the worst of it.

On week 27: 3.2kg of tomatoes, 1.2kg of cucumbers, 400g of courgettes and a few beets, radishes and a pepper. £5 in from the salad shop.

Week 28: 2.4kg of tomatoes, 800g of cucumbers and of courgettes, and a few more beets, radishes, carrots and another solitary pepper. I decided to formally close the salad shop for the year this week, as the current yields are just about enough for our personal use.

Going forwards, I’ll be pulling everything up at the allotment for the kitchen or the compost pile, tarping over the salad plot and barking over the perennial plots.

Gardening when Dutch. But we do love the sight…

Gardening when Dutch. But we do love the sight of bikes with crates overflowing with flowers and plants. A very common thing at our allotment.
#dutch #bikelife #gardening #crates #fiets #tuinieren #dutch #moestuin #plants #flowers #gardening #instagarden #view #allotment
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Harvesting maincrop #potatoes Kerr’s Pink. Not…

Harvesting maincrop #potatoes Kerr’s Pink. Not the best crop I’ve ever seen – lots of diddy ones and mutants – but it’ll keep us going for a while! #allotment #allotmentlove #allotmentlife #vegetables #garden #gyo #growyourown #growyourownfood #edibles #gardening #gardenlife
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The local pollinator hotspot. #dahlia #pollina…

The local pollinator hotspot.
#dahlia #pollinators #savethebees #busybee #flowers #gardening #bloemen #flowergarden #tuinieren #bijen #autumn #fleurs
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Apples from our trees, sweet dumpling squash a…

Apples from our trees, sweet dumpling squash and some grapes from our neighbour the mulch king. Not too bad for early October, right?
#squash #grapes #sweetdumpling #apples #harvest #fruit #instagarden #gardening #moestuin #allotment #pompoen #druiven #oogst #herfst #appels
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My #leeks have been decimated by #leekmoth I w…

My #leeks have been decimated by #leekmoth I was warned by my allotment neighbour and I did try and cover them but not well enough obviously. Next year more robust mesh is called for #allotment #growyourown #gyo #allotmentlife #allotments #gardening #gardeners #gardenlife #gardens
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Australian grey pumpkin. Traded these for some…

Australian grey pumpkin. Traded these for some spaghetti squash. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.
#pumpkin #squash #australiangrey #pompoen #autumn #allotment #trade #veggieexchange #growsomethinggreen #gardening #neighbours #herfst #oogst
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Somebody has taken up residence in this apple….

Somebody has taken up residence in this apple. Should we nail an eviction notice on its ‘front door’?
#appletree #apple #notarisappel #appelboom #homegrown #fruit #harvest #critters #bugs #gardening #allotment #monday #moestuin #organicgardening #growfood #oogst
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Quince! It’s that time of year again. Ti…

Quince! It’s that time of year again. Time to fill our homes with their lovely fragrance.
#quince #kweepeer #fruit #autumn #yellow #allotment #gardening #moestuin #tuinieren
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How come our Swiss chard never looks as lush a…

How come our Swiss chard never looks as lush as this one (courtesy of one our neighbours at the allotment)? What’s their secret? Can anybody fill us in?
#swisschard #gardenenvy #vegetables #growsomethinggreen #snijbiet #gardening #tuinieren #moestuin #groenten
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