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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I enjoy searching for buds on the fruit bushes, it makes me feel spring is less far away... this is a photo of a blackcurrant bud taken a few days ago.

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The October sown garlic is doing well now. Germination was slow, but over 95% have come up. I’ve sown homegrown garlic cloves this year, and I’m really pleased, and relieved, they’ve germinated well.

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I was lucky that this swan flew by on my lockdown walk this weekend. I really enjoy taking photos of swans. When they fly, they make a constant call, which is very helpful in getting the camera ready for when they are close by.

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Inspecting my currant bushes yesterday, I saw these strange looking orange spots on some of the branches. I think they are sap sucking scale insects? I hope to prune away the problem.

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The rhubarb is back! A great sight on a cold day. I don’t force rhubarb, but provided the weather warms a little I’m hoping to be harvesting some stems by March.

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New video: December Allotment Tour. Watch by following the profile link (click the logo).

See the contents below:

00:00 Introduction
00:30 Storing Shallots
00:55 Storing Winter Squash
01:02 Hot Composting
01:44 Overwintering Peas
02:23 Blueberry Bushes
02:57 Garlic Germinating
03:52 Picking Cabbage
04:36 Picking Kale
05:24 New Zealand Spinach Bed With Chard & Beetroot
06:27 Digging Up Parsnips
07:48 Picking Orange Beetroot
08:25 Overwintering Leeks
09:26 Overwintering Cabbage & Broccoli
10:42 Overwintering Perpetual Spinach & Picking Radish
13:21 Strawberry Bed
13:36 Apple Tree
14:06 Rhubarb Bed With Dahlias
15:08 Fruit Cage
15:52 Tayberry, Loganberry, Boysenberry
16:32 Raspberry Row
17:03 Water Butts & Polytunnel

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  • January Allotment Tour
    January Allotment Tour
  • December Allotment Tour
    December Allotment Tour
  • Creamy Tomato Soup
    Creamy Tomato Soup

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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