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April on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

Snow dominated March. And although it feels like we’ve lost an entire chunk of the gardening season, we really haven’t.

It’s not too late and in some respects, it’s better to delay the sowing, even in a ‘normal’ year, as the plants will catch up and probably be better for it too.

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March on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

For gardeners, the arrival of March arouses a sensation others savour only at Christmas.

Winter is always a long season for us allotmenteers. Dark, cold and when the distraction of the December festivities have passed, it remains as an obstacle in the way of meeting our desire to sow and grow veg.

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June Newsletter

Summer is suddenly upon us! Long days and steadily rising temperatures make June a wonderful month to be out and about in the garden.

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News from the Elephant Farm

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Hello there from wild wind swept Devon,

I love this time of year, all the hard work is rewarded with the bountiful crops that are coming through. The peas will be ready to pick next week.

We have already had some golden burpee beet roots which take a little longer to grow but are well worth the wait.

The broad beans are amazing, taste delicious and are cropping like wild fire.

The wild strawberries have so much fruit on I have put a net over to stop the pigeons being too tempted!

Carrots too, Yellowstone and rainbow baby carrots have already gone over to the restaurant. Simon brings the chefs up to see where the food is grown.

Fingers crossed that this good weather continues for us but looks like rain forecasted for the next few days.  🙁

Debs the guru gardener !