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An allotment with a sea view - St Ives Cornwall UK.
An allotment with a sea view - St Ives Cornwall UK.

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Sunday On The Allotment - Leeks and Compost
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - January Dry and fairly mild weather in West Cornwall today - so I headed out happily to my plot. As last week I was determined to get on with preparations for Spring. A nice walk out along the St Ives - Zennor road, then up the ...
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A Year on the Allotment - January - Allotment Plan
A Year on the Allotment - January -  Allotment Plan A Year on the Allotment A series that aims to help new allotment growers to get started and produce lovely crops to eat. This post is about planning your allotment. 1.3 January - An Allotment Plan. One thi...
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Sunday On The Allotment - Winter Clearing
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - Winter As I looked out of the back door this morning I did wonder about going out to my plot - or staying indoors in the warm. A bit wild and windy in West Cornwall today, but not too cold so I decided to brave the weather and w...
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A Year on the Allotment - January - Compost Bins
Allotment Growing - Compost Bin A Year on the Allotment A series that aims to help new allotment growers to get started and produce lovely crops to eat. This post is about getting started on building compost bins and making compost. This can be added to you...
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A Year on the Allotment - January - Preparing Ground
A Year on the Allotment - January - Preparing Ground A Year on the Allotment A series that aims to help new allotment growers to get started and produce lovely crops to eat. This post is about getting your plot ready for growing, but not all at once, doing ...
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A New Year On The Allotment
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - Winter Another year on the allotment begins - with January blue skies and sunshine in West Cornwall. This weekend I made a start on preparations for Spring sowing and planting. I started on the bed where - under my crop rotation...
A New Year On The Allotment
A New Year On The Allotment
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Growing and Harvesting Backyard Potatoes
Growing and Harvesting Backyard Potatoes This year I reduced the space for potatoes on my allotment, as they have been badly hit by blight for the last three years. Then - as luck would have it - 2017 has been a blight free year, with a really good crop. I ...
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Allotment Growing - Turnips - Thinning Seedlings
Allotment Growing - Turnips When sowing fine seed like Turnips its quite difficult to get them evenly sown and spaced. The results is often dense growth of seedlings that crowd each other out and prevent good sized plants from developing. So they need to be...
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Saturday On The Allotment - Late Summer Growing
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - Late Summer A sunny Saturday on my allotment - and a real contrast to today's rainy weather - so pleased that I got out there. More harvesting - as last week more turnips and courgettes - also another nice Summer Cabbage. Also -...
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Allotment Growing - Autumn and Winter Crops
Allotment Growing - Autumn and Winter Crops One of my new projects for this season is my Winter Garden. What I hope to do is extend my growing - and cropping - season through Autumn and into Winter. So I came up with a Winter Growing plan and chose the foll...
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