Top 5 Tips for Allotment Beginners

Top 5 Tips for Allotment Beginners

Hello and welcome! If you are an allotment newbie, you've just picked up the keys to your first allotment garden and you're wondering where to begin - stick around. In this blog I share my top 5 tips for allotment beginners. I've had an allotment since 2014 and I've learned many skills 'by trowel and [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Garlic

A Beginner’s Guide to Garlic

One autumn crop I love planting and which I would never willingly be without is garlic. It's embarrassingly easy to grow, takes very little time to plant out, doesn't require much attention and provides the basis for the following year's worth of culinary delights - all for a very modest investment. One thing to note [...]

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

I've had my allotment for four years now, and every year for the last four years I’ve made the same mistake, which such unwavering consistency that I’m starting to believe it’s not a mistake at all and more an expression of some hidden desire in my subconscious. In the collective subconscious no less, as every [...]

30th Annual Allotment Show 2018 Part 1 – The Judging

30th Annual Allotment Show 2018 Part 1 – The Judging

This week marked a big event in my social calendar. My social calendar is virtually non-existent (I'm an incurable introvert), so you might argue that any event is a big event, but you would be being rather churlish. It's the weekend of the 30th Annual Allotment Show. I have entered the show every year since [...]