This week the team discusses the best ways to start a new plot, whether it be in your back garden or an allotment! The podcast is jam-packed full of tips and tricks in everything from starting from scratch on a lawn, managing weeds, double digging, and much more. Towards the end of the podcast, the team also discusses jobs you…
Young lettuce planted out
In April I sowed some lettuce in cell trays filled with multi-purpose compost. It is a good way to start lettuce off; getting them to a decent size before planting out. You avoid a lot of issues such as pests and poor weather that can affect direct sown lettuce. Once they are a couple of inches…
More and more people are starting to appreciate the benefits of growing their own fresh fruit and veg and are seeking out their own patch to do just that. Learning to grow your own is not as daunting as it may first seem.
Home-grown produce is not just fresher than anything you’ll find in the shops, in growing it you’ll…
We follow the ventures of some new allotment holders as they move from starter plots to larger ones. Elaine Crick follows their progress.
From starters to mains
Elaine and Julia (aka Radio Derby’s The Potty Plotters) had the idea to create mini starter plots for people who hadn’t grown veg before but would find a large allotment daunting.
National Allotment Society (NSALG) President Phil Gomersall has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to horticulture
His many other roles in the allotment world include serving as Chairman of the Yorkshire Allotment Gardeners’ Federation, as Publicity Officer of the Leeds Allotments Federation, as Secretary of Victory Garden Allotments Association, Rawdon, and as Vice Chairman of Rawdon in Bloom.…
The Kitchen Garden Magazine Podcast – packed full of hints, tips and advice from the team.
Welcome to episode 19 of the Kitchen Garden Podcast. Despite some initial reservations, allotment champion Steve Neal recounts the success of opening up an allotment site in Somerset to the National Garden Scheme.
As an allotment association you get used to receiving a regular…
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