As predicted this blog has taken a turn and will no longer be much of an allotment blog, as I no longer have an allotment. However, I'll first take you through the final stages of the plot, before I received the final passive aggressive email from the council about the state of my plot, where… Continue reading Lost the Plot
One Pot Pasta.. ish.
Pasta an ode to thee. One pot lemon past for 2-3 people ish.. 2 people and 2 average leftovers. Now watch as I turn the worlds simplest dishes into a spectacle of labyrinthian proportions. 1 largish pot Linguine (or whatever kind of pasta you like, I like linguine and this is my blog). I break mine… Continue reading One Pot Pasta.. ish.
Parks and Recreation Dept.
Hi, it's me again. Happy Christmas, New Year, Valentines, Candlemas and whatever you want to be celebrating. This was going to be a short and sweet - yay me - for the records, but I'm a rambler. Sorry. So forward, not backward; upward, not forward.. Before getting my allotment I had very little to do… Continue reading Parks and Recreation Dept.
Suck it and see
So I'm not much of a planner. I didn't or haven't planned what to grow, I just found things I liked and started putting them in pots. I like Jasmin and Ivy, so that went in the ground immediately. I want it all over the shed. I've got courgettes, mint, sage, rosemary, tomatoes, potatoes and… Continue reading Suck it and see
I love you Mac and cheese
I like pepper and spice and heat and warmth. I also like cheese. But above all of those things, I like pasta. I would eat it every day if I could. I could, but I don't. Not for some "pasta is a carb and carbs are bad" nonsense. But for fear of losing the love if I… Continue reading I love you Mac and cheese
Can you ever just be whelmed?
Okay, without being too dramatic, this is the hardest thing I've ever done and I'm slowly dying inside. I want to give up and no one understand my pain. There I said it. Whilst that is a minute exaggeration, I am bored of rocks, sick of sifting rocks, sick of goddamn clay sand rubble, sick… Continue reading Can you ever just be whelmed?
How to get a Shed in Gardening
If you think I'm going to stop with the shed puns then you've clearly mistaken me for someone with a lot less time on their hands. Because the digging and the sifting and the digging was wearing me out, I decided to start making the shed more hospitable. So the shed went up on a… Continue reading How to get a Shed in Gardening
Daily Face Maintainence
After probably a good solid 15 years of stealing products from my mum, going in to shops and getting them to give me free samples and makeovers, and reading all the articles about beauty on the internet (all. of. them).. I think I have finally mastered my most basic list of items that I couldn't… Continue reading Daily Face Maintainence
Vegetarian Sausage and Egg Muffins
Hey yo. It's me. When I'm not complaining about sifting rocks at the allotment, I'm trying to eat as much vegetarian junk food (that also doesn't contain palm oil) as I can. You'll need eggs, English muffins, Quorn "sausage" patties (freezer dept), American cheese singles (if you want hardcore McDonalds, just some Montgomery Jack slices… Continue reading Vegetarian Sausage and Egg Muffins
Those weeds. If only anything else would grow as much as weeds. Soil, peas, peonies, Estée Lauder Revitalising Supreme cream .. Anything. When I'm not breaking my back, rock sifting in to the bowels of hell. I'm weeding. Good job weeding is borderline therapeutic. But I suppose If I wasn't in the "I don't completely loathe weeding" camp,… Continue reading Floral Combat
Day of The Shed
Day 1. Okay so technically, it's not day one.. I've used "Day 1" to give this some sort of continuity and order and structure and whatnot. Day 1 was some time last year between a couple of major life events.. But for the record we'll call it 'day one'. I'm merely saving you from the the "I… Continue reading Day of The Shed
The 2D design plan was a plan after one visit to the site, without digging, without testing, without any real knowledge. It was a whimsical, optimistic first year plan. It's probably going to be about a 10 year plan. Other plot owners tell me that's cool. An elderly couple tell me they've been doing it 25… Continue reading A plan
So this is my plot. It's pretty big for a first timers plot, at 100 square metres.. It's also a slope. A pretty big slope, with a flat surface at the bottom of the slope. Unfortunately the flat surface used to be a school playground, and after a few (hundred) hours digging, it seems the… Continue reading A plot
Welcome to the Greenhouse
A first post should be about my intentions, right? What I plan to achieve? What the point of this is? How will I go about getting the outcomes I want etc. Realistically though, this is a blog about how I try and fail to keep an allotment. Part of me wanted this to be a… Continue reading Welcome to the Greenhouse