Slug pellets

Non-organic Blue Pellets The most popular method of slug and snail control used in the garden is slug pellets. The pellets are manufactured from cereal and yeast that lures the slugs and snails to them and they contain a poison that kills the slugs and snails after they have consumed the pellets. There are three […]

Using water wisely

John McGill has been doing some research on how to make the most of an increasingly precious resource – water. He starts by looking at ways to reduce the need for water. He then has some tips on how to collect and store water, reducing your need to visit the troughs as often. He’s put […]

Growing saffron

Barry South writes: To John Keats, autumn was the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. He wrote the well known Ode to Autumn in September, now more of a summer month due to global warming. On my allotment plot autumn is marked by the re-appearance of a crop that remains hidden below ground all summer […]

A look back at 2019

Joan Bullock-Anderson writes: Here’s an update on my 2019 efforts to grow slightly more unusual things on the plot, with a few photographs of the results. First of all, edamame beans (soybeans). These originate from southeast Asia. The pods are hairy and can be cooked whole then shelled for the tender green bean inside. They […]

Squash soup

This soup recipe is a starting point guide: you could use other types of squash and add other crops such as carrot (we do). Also you can use the quantities that you have harvested. It will always be a tasty warming soup, BUT sometimes it will turn out especially delicious, so enjoy! Ingredients Method

Quince paste

Joan Bullock-Anderson writes: For anyone unfamiliar with quince, it’s a hard fruit related to the pear. You can’t eat it raw, but it cooks up very nicely into a jelly or a paste (the latter is especially popular in Spain, where it is known as membrillo and often paired with their sheep’s milk cheese, Manchego). […]

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