Allotment Tips

allotment shed, blue shed

5 Tips for Starting an Allotment

So you’ve just received confirmation an allotment has become available for you to view, with the prospect of signing a tenancy agreement. You hurry along to your local allotment site like an excitable kid, only to be presented with a big horrible overgrown mess….

Plan Your Plot

When you first set eyes on your new allotment it will probably be overgrown with grass and large weeds such as brambles, making it hard to visualise how it will look. Making a plan of your plot makes everything feel less daunting,…

DIY No Dig Raised Bed

I have raised beds on both of my allotments which for me makes gardening so much easier. They are what is known as ‘no dig’, simply meaning I don’t dig them over at all so the soil remains largely undisturbed,…

allotment book for beginner

Allotment Book For Beginners

Looking at my bookshelves it’s easy to see I enjoy knowledge of growing food and all things allotment related. I have collected quite a number of allotment and kitchen garden books over the years,…

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