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 [...]
Five points of focus for my 2019 allotment energies!
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 [...]
There's nothing quite like the distinctive peppery taste of nasturtium leaves. It's a fantastically generous plant; as well as growing like a wild weed and self-seeding readily, the flowers are edible, the seed pods are edible, and the leaves are edible. It's the leaves I'll be using today, and if you've never tried eating them, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]