Category: grow your own

Allotment Harvest 2017: the winners and losers

New blog! On my participation in the MY Harvest project and yields from my allotment in 2017

During 2017 I took part in a research project being conducted by staff at University of Sheffield, under the banner of MY Harvest, into the impact of home grown produce on UK food production.  The project involved enlisting domestic gardeners who grow their own fruit and vegetables, either on an allotment or at home, to submit data about their crop yields throughout the year.  This blog post is…

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Allotments: what is their role in the 21st Cen…

New blog! On why allotments remain relevant in the 21st century

We have had an allotment for the past 5 years.  As well as enjoying the fruits of our labour in terms of the produce we have grown, I have also been an active member of the allotment colony’s association committee which has provided some insight into the issues associated with managing an allotment site.  This blog is a reflection on the role of allotments in modern life and why, in my view, they…

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Ice Plant #? #flowers #pink http://ift.tt/2v3q7KS

Ice Plant #? #flowers #pink http://ift.tt/2v3q7KS

Yesterdays haul, loads of onions (centurion) ready for…

Yesterdays haul, loads of onions (centurion) ready for stringing, two big(ish) tubs of raspberries, french and runner beans and a trio of beetroot that had gone to seed.

My first ever parsnips!! Gladiator F1 grown from seed and they…

My first ever parsnips!! Gladiator F1 grown from seed and they were delicious. Also picked loads of “moonlight” (runner bean/French bean hybrid) very tasty and no strings!

My first ever parsnips!! Gladiator F1 grown from seed and they…

My first ever parsnips!! Gladiator F1 grown from seed and they were delicious. Also picked loads of “moonlight” (runner bean/French bean hybrid) very tasty and no strings!

My first ever parsnips!! Gladiator F1 grown from seed and they…

My first ever parsnips!! Gladiator F1 grown from seed and they were delicious. Also picked loads of “moonlight” (runner bean/French bean hybrid) very tasty and no strings!

My first ever parsnips!! Gladiator F1 grown from seed and they…

My first ever parsnips!! Gladiator F1 grown from seed and they were delicious. Also picked loads of “moonlight” (runner bean/French bean hybrid) very tasty and no strings!

A “big daddy” tomato one of several this sort of size. Hope they…

A “big daddy” tomato one of several this sort of size. Hope they taste as magnificent as they look.

“gardeners delight” starting to ripen making some lovely “small but not cherry” tomatoes.

meanwhile outside…….

A beautiful apple. The variety is “jester” and it is going to be a smallish crop but considering it was only planted last year I am happy that is has any.

Bumper cropping! First cabbage of the season, currants, carrots…

Bumper cropping! First cabbage of the season, currants, carrots and broad beans. Veg galore!