Sunday, 30 November 2008

Not much happening

Well not much happening on the allotment at the moment, have dug over the beds and added some manure, and on our plot with Bob have added some Lettuce, raddish and spring onions in the polytunnel. Outside have planted my onions and garlic, while mum has been finishing the path from the poly tunnel to the compost heap at the bottom of the plot, oh and we have sorted the raspberry cage out too.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Bonfire night at our allotment

We had a really good turn out for bonfirenight at our allotment even though the weather was wet and cold! There was lots of food and someone had made a lovely pumpkin curry soup. Lots entered for the carved pumkin competition aswel, which Vasues daughter won. Also the kids joined in with a ghost walk.
some pics below...

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Octobers Harvest

Wow just look at what we are still getting from our allotment in October!

we juiced some of the apples and with the rest we made "Apple and Beetroot Crumble" got the idea and recipe from "River Cottage.. see the pictures here...

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Autumn at the Allotment

Well its now Autumn and the allotment is starting to look a bit bare, My sweetcorn arent doing aswel as I hoped :( but the cabbages are coming along nicely. Leaves and apples are covering the pathways... good job ive brought a Ive taken down the beans and have added some mustard seeds for "Green Manure". Over our other one (Half with Bob) I have finished digging and planted onion sets, cauliflowers and garlic we have also relaid the path with Bob and mum has started on the back bit. Back on ours, I cant decide wether to cover the bits i've dug or leave uncoveredbelow are some up to date pics.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

pickled the beetroot

Well today i have been at home all day because my boy hasnt been well... yep im getting withdrawel symtoms but then again i did manage to pickle some beetroot and prepare our allotment dinner... the kids love their allotment dinners, good job else i wouldnt know what to do with all the mind you i think my family, friends and neighbours are enjoying my veg too :)
im really enjoying growing my own veg,collecting eggs from my chickens, recycling, collecting rainwater and composting everything i can becoming a very "green" person and loving it!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Dug up the last of my potatoes

well yesterday at the allotment I dug up the last of my potatoes, they should last me for a few weeks, I also picked loads of beans... im giving them away to everyone as ive had so many of them. I also picked some more beetroot, which im going to cook and pickle today. At home my peppers are coming along nicely and are now turning an orangy yellow colour, the mixed lettuce leaves are coming along too as are the fennel and cardoon plants. As for the chickens, they are board cause ive not let them out today because its raining :(
photos below.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008


Well it rained the whole day but we werent going to let that spoil our day! as it happened quite a few people turned up and most of the empty plots have now been taken which is good news, we had quite a few stalls aswel like, books, veg, craft and not forgetting the burger and cake stall ;)

here are a few photos from the day....
these two loved the rain and def made the most of it bless them.

The burger/hotdog stall... very tasty too!

This is vasue (on the left) my very friendly plot neighbour

The craft and tombola stall
The veg stall

Iris on the right (the site manageress)
this is Bob with the preserved jams

this is Vasues daughter Kineka aged 14yrs she came 3rd with her plot number plaque, beautiful it was too!

My Scarecrow came 3rd on our open day

whoooaaaaaaa my scarecrow came 3rd on our open day, thanks to my good friend lissa who made it for me ;)
here he is.....

Friday, 5 September 2008

Allotment Open day..6th september

Our allotment is having an open day tomorrow with a few competitions and stall, really looking forward to it..if your interested in going the details are below...
Redhill Allotment Site
Date... 6th september
Time.... 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Location.... on Abbey Road (A6) just north of the Redhill Circle roundabout.too see a map go here...

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Latest Pictures of the Allotment

These are the latest pictures of our allotment taken in August, as you can see the sweetcorn is really doing well now and we have had sooooo much veg in the short time we have been doing this...The kids are even asking for what we call "Allotment Dinners" they love it and it couldnt be better for them as we dont use any chemicals whats so ever!

Monday, 11 August 2008

finally reaping the rewards

Well here is a basket food ive grown and going to put on my plate. There is Lettuce, peas,beetroot and onions, not bad hey :)

We also created the carpark/dumping space by adding weed supresant then bark, we have also now have a bench there which isnt in the photo as the photo was taken last week.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Planted More veg

Well over the last month we have been weeding, diggin, weeding and more digging but also we have planted lots more veg. Think we are getting addicted to allotmenteering as we seem to be there more than below are some more pics.