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Michelle Duck
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Summer's arrived ... aother Sheffield Allotment site to visit


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munch, munch, munch ... !!!
Well the next Allotment Open Day is fast approaching, but at this rate the slugs & snails will have eaten everything in sight ! It looks quite nice, until you get up close and see the damage ! The courgettes are a shadow of their former selves ! The Crown P...

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Heatwave !
The beans were going great guns in the greenhouse and with a turn in the weather resulting in a mini-heatwave I decided to plant them out this weekend Here is the new bean bed - it looks rather good !  This is where the raspberries were last year - the rasp...

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Busy, busy, busy !
The comfrey had its first cut of the season - amazed how much it had grown. The tomato greenhouse has gradually been warming up since it was fixed, so today I put the tomato pots in place today and filled them with compost.  The only plant big enough to pot...

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Spring Update
In early Spring I dug out the raspberries that to date have produced little other than greenery.  I dug out tonnes of bindweed which has been having a party where the rhubarb bed meets the raspberry bed.  I now have another super big bed to plant up :) I'm ...

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Surprise !
hello its been a while !! The allotment is in full swing and I've been busy sowing & potting on various seedlings.  I had a disastrous start to the season last year, with seeds failing and sporadic germination, but this year has been fantastic - I've had al...

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the joys of being retired and having a passion hahah ... not to mention purchasing the growbags each year, the plants themselves and then the feed to keep them going.  Whoever said that allotmenting is a cheap way of producing food is clearly deluded ! 

I try not to think about how much my potatoes have cost:   4 x bags of compost (£20), potatoes x 3 varieties (£6.50 - on offer !), bags to plant them in x 6 (£12 -ish ... on offer again !)

Still they'll blummin' taste good !! if they don't get blight haha... always look on the bright side of life de da, de da de da de da !!

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hi everyone, I'm a new member :)  Got an allotment in Sheffield, South Yorkshire ... like most other people in the UK its a fair bit behind usual progress ... just need a bit more sunshine !!!

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