Tag Archives: Vegetables

What you can do on your allotment in November

Dig, dig and dig this is the priority job of the month the more that you can get done before the end of the year the better. This allows pests to be cleared by either the weather or the birds. … Continue reading

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What you can do on your allotment in August

Now that the gardening season is progressing towards harvest time, all allotment holders and vegetable gardeners should be picking crops busily. As well as preserving gluts (jam, chutneys, pickles, freezing, sharing – beware of friends bearing the overload of courgettes … Continue reading

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What you can do on your allotment in July

June seems to have been a month of either very dry or very wet this year. And with temperatures that have been variable making control in the greenhouse hard. However, we allotment holders need to just carry on and get … Continue reading

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What you can do on the allotment in April

It really should be the start of the busy period of sowing if the weather has been kindly in March and allowed you to get all the preparation done. But despite April being the go for it month there is … Continue reading

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Scabby Potatoes

There are two forms of scab that affect potatoes – common scabĀ  and powdery scab. Both are pathogenic micro-organisms and cause rough, scabby patches. Scabs appear during summer and persist on harvested tubers throughout storage. Common scab is most serious … Continue reading

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