Allotment Jobs for May

May is the month when seed sowing is in full swing, space in the greenhouse is filling up fast with seed trays and pots. Towards the end of the month I sow runner and other climbing beans direct outside, this has worked far better than transplanting which seemed to knock the plants back a bit despite…

Easy Way to Plant Potatoes

I am very lazy when it comes to planting potatoes and not a fan of the traditional method of digging trenches, it just doesn’t appeal to me. For many years I have planted potatoes without any real digging, using just a long-handled dibber or hand trowel to make small planting holes. I grow vegetables in…

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. Crikey. Now what? Viewing your very first allotment is exciting but…

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, having a guide to work from means you know exactly how to proceed…