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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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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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Sunday On The Allotment - August Harvest
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - August Its been a strange Summer in Cornwall weather-wise. Not only changing day to day but often hour by hour. Switching from August sunshine and warmth to October-like cloud and cold. So I've had mixed results with my crops - ...

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June - Allotment Growing and Planting
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - June Planting Passed a lovely weekend on my allotment - with lots to do - mainly focussed now on planting out the seedlings that I've grown. Summer and the first crops are truly on the way. The Broad Beans - sown back in March -...

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Potato Problem - Opportunity
Allotment Growing - Rogue Potatoes A common problem on allotments is "rogue" potatoes popping up in unwanted places. I rotate crops around my plot on a four year cycle  - to prevent the build up of pests and to improve soil fertility. So my potatoes move to...

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Spring - Allotment Growing and Planting
St Ives Cornwall Allotment More planting on my plot over the last week or so - and more seeds developing into seedlings. I've planted some courgette seedlings - kindly given to me be local friend and grower Marcus. These are protected for now under old supe...

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Sunday On The Allotment - Sowing and Growing
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - Spring - Blue Skies Lovely weather in Cornwall this weekend - warm with blue skies and sunshine. I felt I'd one enough weeding and clearing for now - it never ends. So I focussed on sowing some seeds - Spring is advancing quickl...

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Sunday On The Allotment - Spring In Cornwall
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - Spring - Blue Skies A beautiful warm sunny weekend in Cornwall - Spring really has arrived! I'm loving it. I had a enjoyable if fairly routine couple of days on the plot. Mainly - again - clearing and preparing growing beds for ...

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Spring On The Allotment - First Sowings - Turnips - Carrots
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - March Sunshine More Spring sowings on the allotment - while at the same time I try to reign in my impatience. Peas - have sown some in cardboard tubes in a sheltered corner of the garden. But sowings on the allotment must wait u...
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