Lockdown Vlog #7

The Essex Allotment – My weekly allotment diary. Week Number 7 – The weeks are flying by and we are in the heart of the growing season in Essex! This week I planted cucumbers, chillis and squash, to name a few!Tomato leaf curl seems to be the topic of the week! No idea what causesContinue reading “Lockdown Vlog #7”

Real men grow flowers….

Real men grow flowers…. This growing season, I took the decision to supplement my fruit and veg by growing flowers for cutting. In this blog I’ll take you through the experiences of my flower season and throw in the odd serviceable tip along the way, to improve your flower power next year. Simple flowers forContinue reading “Real men grow flowers….”

The Essex Allotment Debut: First Season With a Polytunnel

On September 23rd, I opened my biggest (and only, come to think of it) birthday gift from my parents. It was exactly what every thirty-something man dreams of receiving for his birthday… A 2×6 polytunnel! For those unfamiliar with the agricultural world, a polytunnel is a little like a transportable conservatory. A dual purpose rainmac-cum-visorContinue reading “The Essex Allotment Debut: First Season With a Polytunnel”