more from The Allotment Diaries by Mr Pot

September 24, 2012

  Summer 2012   Summer is in full swing – ha ha. What makes it worse is that it hasn’t even been the wettest one on record. 1912 was worse.   Smothering perennial weeds   Continuing the long saga of perennial weed eradication…   I have been wondering which is better for smothering the weeds: […]

Mr Pot looks back on the Winter / Spring 2012 on the allotment

June 12, 2012

  It was an odd winter. We didn’t know what to think. Early frosts and snow, warm spells, and the most ridiculously warm March ever. No wonder the allotment is all over the place. OK perhaps it may also have been something to do with lack of attention.   In my defence I had prepared […]

Goat manure and the OTT fruit cage by Mr Pot (the allotment blogger)

May 2, 2012

  Goat manure   The winter of 2010/2011 was severe. But, knowing that the ground needed lots of goodness added to it I braved the weather and went to local riding stables and farms to see about some horse or cow manure. I drew a blank wherever I went for one reason or another. The […]

The first year: Surplus produce, squashes and seeds by Mr Pot (the allotment blogger)

April 24, 2012

  Got chatting to a generous chap who left his surplus produce on top of his storage box at the edge of his patch. Seems to be normal practice . So I walked away with cucumber, courgettes and sweetcorn. Made me wonder if you could feed a family from an allotment site without ever having […]

The first year – potatoes and weeds (by Mr Pot allotment blogger)

March 17, 2012

  The inherited potato crop   Well, the potatoes seemed to come up. Sort of. Sadly there wasn’t a lot beneath the surface as I suspect the poor plants were fighting off the bindweed and perhaps also didn’t have a lot of goodness from which to make their spuds. The bindweed had to be tackled. […]