The Allotment Garden – Organic Gardening Magazine

The magazine for the budding allotmenteer & gardener

Latest gardening articles written by James Middleton

Non toxic plants - House Leek

Non-toxic plants – Baby & Pica friendly gardening

I recently received a request for a list of non-toxic plants. It came from a friend of mine who’s son has a rare disorder called pica. Pica results in an unnatural […]

Feijoa sellowiana

Feijoa sellowiana – Pineapple Guava

White and red, fuchsia-like blooms followed by edible and delicious guava-flavoured, green fruit. Hardy in mild winter areas within the UK. Culinary note: Some parts of […]

Edible Dahlia

5 weird & attractive vegetables to grow this year

An usual assortment of great tasting and nutritious vegetables that will also make great additions to the ornamental border as well as the dinner plate!

Grow your own veg

Grow your own – why bother?

Improve you health and happiness levels by growing your own vegetables on your allotment plot this year.

Powdery mildew on Squashe

Baking soda – Organic way to treat courgettes, pumpkins & cucumbers

Get on top of that powdery mildew from your squashes with a simple and organic solution that you are bound to have in your kitchen cupboard.

Nettle feed fertiliser

Nettle feed – Organic & free fertiliser!

Over the years, I have found several uses for the troublesome stinging nettle. It makes an excellent soup with a similar taste to seaweed. With […]

Delosperma - Ice plant

Delosperma – the perfect resident for that dry sunny spot

For the past ten years, I have been collecting various members of the sun loving Aizoaceae family. You could put it down as just another […]

Copper tape for slug and snail control

Copper tape: effective snail & slug control?

I have been wanting to try out copper tape as a method for snail and slug control for a number of years now. Copper is […]

How to prune roses

Pruning Roses – When’s the best time?

A gardeners guide to how and when to prune roses to get the most out of your blooms.

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