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Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries: Top Tips for Growing & Eating Lettuce

Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries: Top Tips for Growing & Eating Lettuce

Lettuce.  When I was a kid it came in 2 kinds – the crunchy one (iceberg) or that weird papery one!  Today you don’t have to go to any special shops to find all sorts of different varieties at lots of different prices!  There is absolutely no need to pay these hefty prices, lettuce is ridiculously easy to grow.  All it needs is a bit of soil, some water and protection from slugs.  It will even grow in the shade and underneath or in between other crops!  We have absolutely loads of it at No17, our little allotment so here are our Top Tips for Growing & Eating Lettuce!

Seasonal Recipes: Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheesy Toasts

Seasonal Recipes: Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheesy Toasts

Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheesy Toasts, an elegant lunch or easy to prepare starter for any occasion! Delicate Asparagus spears, fresh peas and crisp red onion are treated to a light drizzle of oil before being piled high on a slice of crunchy vegan cheesy toast! Delicious and all ready in the time it takes to make a slice of cheese on toast!

Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries : Top Tips for Growing & Cooking Asparagus

Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries : Top Tips for Growing & Cooking Asparagus

Asparagus. An odd looking vegetable but oh my goodness the flavour is just amazing and fresh off the allotment its even better! If you read the first in the Peachicks @No17 posts (find them all here) you will know that one of the deciding factors […]

The Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries #2 – You Chose a Plot.. Now What?

The Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries #2 – You Chose a Plot.. Now What?

The Peachicks have been hard at work at No17 transforming it from a patch of weeds to a productive plot. In this post, Allotment Diaries #2 – You Chose a Plot… Now What? I’ll take you through our first couple of visits to our very own allotment and all the work we had to do before we could even consider what veggies to plant!

The Peachicks @No 17 Allotment Diaries #1 – Picking the Perfect Plot

The Peachicks @No 17 Allotment Diaries #1 – Picking the Perfect Plot

You may have noticed a fair few Instagram posts lately of us transforming a barren patch of land into our very own allotment. This first in a new series of posts, The Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries, is my way of recording this slice of Peachick history! Allotment Diaries #1 – Picking the Perfect Plot is our thoughts on choosing an allotment plot.