About me

grow your own veg


I’m Richard and I’m a Grow-Your-Own enthusiast and blogger living in Cardiff, UK. I’m mostly found on our family allotment, wearing wellies and getting my hands dirty.

When I’m not on the plot, I’m reading as many kitchen gardening books I can get my hands on, engaging with the gardening industry and looking for ways to inspire and support other people to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

My eight-year-old daughter, Ava, loves spending time on the allotment too. It’s wonderful to see her excited about the crops we grow together. I want her to grow up with a strong relationship with food, understand where it comes from and be thrilled to eat it. I want other families to join in too.

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5 thoughts on “About me

  1. I really enjoyed reading your post. It’s amazing how gardening can change people’s lives. It has been, and continues to be such a great pleasure in my life. It’s wonderful to find others with similar beginnings and interests.

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  2. I am really happy to find your blog, I was looking only at your Instagram stories and photos. I have 7 years old son which he loves to be at allotment time with me at the allotment. This is exactly the way my father taught me to do things in Poland. I would like to learn about no dig method.

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