Progress

Drafting out a plan…

Once we had cleared some ground and could get a handle on how much space we had to work with, I found myself doodling what our plot could look like – this way Becks and I had something to pull apart & discuss. Where to put the fruit, how many…

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Recipes

Rhubarb Cake

After a chance conversation with one of our fellow ‘lotties, turns out she also make a rhubarb cake rather than eating crumble all the time – personally, i think i could quite happily eat crumble as fast as we could grow it, but hey, why not try something a little…

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Recipes

Rhubarb Crumble

So the good news is that mum had a recipe tucked away in her box of recipes in the cupboard – the bad news is that i took so few pictures ( because of messy hands), the few i had to choose from are dull and boring! You’ll just have…

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Progress

Progress Update: Day 09

Compost bins are now built & we’ve laid out another couple of beds. Also, the planks that Becks was using as a temporary deck have been chopped up to make the bins – but you can see the day bed that has now popped up Ended up posting both updates…

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Progress Update: Day 08

Pallets have now arrived! (thanks Jay..) & we’ve worked out roughly where the compost bins will be going – probably have to line them with black polythene to ensure the grass rots down & no seeds grow in the compost. I guess tomorrow’s job will be screwing these together into…

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Progress Update: Day 07

It dawned on us that its only been a week since we broke ground…10 days ago was the first time we set eyes on the plot! We’ve marked out a few more beds, tweaked the allotment plan a little & even dared to think about where we’ll be putting the…

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How To

How To: Green Manure

“You wouldn’t go out naked in the Winter, don’t expect your beds to” Wise words from Mark @ learnhowtogarden.com on overwintering with green manure – I haven’t ventured over to his site yet, but this YouTube video sums up his thoughts. There is also an excellent article Green Manures –…

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The first post…

I wasn’t sure what to call our blog, that is, until we cut back the nettles and discovered our plot number – hence plot38.co.uk was born! So far, Becks and I have been busy clearing the ground, building raised beds & drawing up plans (currently we’re on draft number three)…

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