Welcome to the Allotment Book.

A website dedicated to growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs, both at home and on an allotment.

Drawing of an allotment in full harvest

Welcome to the Allotment Book.

A website dedicated to growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs, both at home and on an allotment.

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Each autumn, I look out for these leaves that I pass by on my way to the allotment. I really enjoy their colour. Some years they are more red, but this year they are a brilliant burned orange colour.

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A late season rose about to bloom in the garden. I am enjoying looking out for plants still offering colourful flowers.

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This robin visited my garden this morning. The majority of the time when I try to take a bird picture, my movement for the camera makes the bird fly away. This robin ignored me. I think this is one of my favourite pictures of the year so far.

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An asparagus crown from an old asparagus bed. This is one of the few healthy crowns left. I am not going to replant. The trade off between a short harvest season, compared to months of weeding, has for me tipped the balance towards using the space for something else.

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A late season ladybird. It was enjoying the leaves that were about to be composted in the hot compost bin. I took this photo before moving it to a safer place.

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A short video showing how I plant my garlic. Watch by following the profile link (click the logo).

I think it’s quite cold at the moment, but planting at this time of year should mean the cloves germinate before winter arrives.

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I love the colours of marigolds, and their endurance. This photo was taken a few days ago on a cold rainy day.

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When picking these tomatoes at the weekend (from the polytunnel) my thoughts quickly turned to making a hot tomato soup. Sunny days and gazpacho seem a long way away!

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  • Planting Garlic
    Planting Garlic
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    Allotment Ratatouille
  • Allotment Tour - 1st October 2020
    Allotment Tour – 1st October 2020

Allotment Planner

The Allotment Planner & Record Keeper is designed to help fruit and vegetable gardeners plan and record their growing successes.

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Planting Month By Month

Month by month planting guides for growing at home or on an allotment, including fruit, vegetables, herbs, and links to varieties.

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Harvest Month By Month

A month by month harvesting guide to avoid a glut of homegrown food in any month, or a period when nothing is available.

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Fruit Growing Guides

Reference guides on growing fruit in UK gardens and allotments, including planting, harvesting, and growing tips.

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Vegetable Growing Guides

Reference guides containing key information on growing vegetables, including planting, care, harvesting, and varieties.

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Growing Vegetables In Pots

A guide to growing vegetables in pots, including pot sizes, watering, pest control, growing media, and suggested varieties.

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Vegetable Varieties

Explore the wide range of vegetables that can be grown in the UK. Explore varieties, save your favourites, and create your growing plan.

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Fruit Varieties

Discover all the different types of fruit that can grow in the UK. Explore varieties, save your favourites, and create your growing plan.

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Herb Varieties

Herbs are an excellent addition to a kitchen garden, providing interesting flavours in the kitchen, interesting flowers and scent, and loved by beneficial insects.

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Vegetable Recipes

Recipes showing how British grown vegetables can be transformed into wonderful snacks and starters.

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Fruit Recipes

Simple, declicious, and wonderful desserts made from fruit that can be grown in the UK.

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Soup Recipes

Homemade soup is an easy and enjoyable way of eating vegetables and makes nutritious meals.

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Hot & Cold Drinks

Yummy vitamin packed cold drinks and a selection of hot drinks to enjoy at home.

Hot & Cold Drinks

Sweet Treats

Indulgent treats for all ages. The emphasis is on enjoyment, with a hint of British grown ingredients.

Sweet treat recipes

Allotment & Garden Sheds

A selection of allotment and garden sheds with a wide range of lengths and widths, including overlap or tongue and groove panels.

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Polytunnels

A selection of polytunnels for anyone growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, or flowers at home or on an allotment. 

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Greenhouses

A selection of greenhouses with a variety of widths, lengths, and price points, making an attractive addition to a garden.

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Fruit Cages

See a wide selection of attractive steel and wooden fruit cages Don't let the birds and animals eat your harvest!

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Raised Beds

A selection of raised beds to suit allotment, garden, or patio growing. The beds come in a range of wood finishes, lengths, and widths.

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Growhouses & Coldframes

A selection of growhouses and coldframes. Ideal for protecting frost senstive plants in spring, and heat loving plants in summer.

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