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29 April 2015

Re-planting and insulating vegetable seedlings!

Over the first May bank holiday period and Bristol Food Connections Festival I will be out in the garden re-planting some of the vegetable seedlings that I planted a couple of weeks ago. Not many have germinated. I think that this is partly because I did not use seed compost, but multi-purpose, and also as it has been a bit colder than expected. Any tips welcome!
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1 April 2015

the allotments from space

this is a couple of years old as you can see the sheep in the field we are having an open day tomorrow the 2nd of April from 11 am come see what we do spring field allotments Knowle Bristol just off Andover road there will be bread making in our clay oven bbq egg hunt wood working ,and lots more come see our chickens as well see you there
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6 March 2015

Just some off our volunteers having fun

as you can see we cater for all ages at Springfield allotments lets grow project this is just some of our volunteers having fun from riding in the barrow or meeting the chickens to planting some onions if this looks like some thing you might find intresting the on the 2nd of April from 10,until 2 we will be having our Easter event come see what we do,see you there
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12 May 2014

Home grown vegetables

We went to the local plant sale in my village and bought some vegetable plants to grow in out back garden. Two tomato plants, one chilli plant, one marrow plant and a bean plant! hopefully they will be growing soon and will be ripe enough to pick, then made into a ratatouille, a vegetable bake or something else wonderful!!!
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1 May 2014

Ship-shape and Bristol foodie

After much deliberation - my challenge? To increase my food efficiency! Over the next few weeks I want to try and streamline my shopping and cooking experience by limiting waste, expense, and food miles, as well as increasing the nutritional efficiency of each meal. Being conveniently located in Bristol - a city that prides itself on local food supply, food recycling, and city farming - I'm sure this won't be too difficult, but I'm anticipating an interesting and informative journey. I keep a blog (http://www.jenandjulia.tumblr.com/) in any case that keeps track of good recipes that I find or tweak myself, and photographs that help me keep track of what I'm eating. Mostly my job involves science outreach and talking about the brain, so writing about food consistently will be a brand new experience and I'm very much looking forward to it. Over the next while I hope to write about our brand new garden compost heap and how we limit food waste before it simply gets thrown away, our vegetable and kitchen herb growing, home-brewing including where our hops come from and where our grain waste goes, how you can increase the nutritional value of your food and why this is a good idea, where to buy locally supplied foods and whether this is a consistently viable option, as well as the practicality of making your own version of shop-bought foods like bread and pasta...but for my first post? Well, macarons of course!

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