It’s the end of the school summer holidays. Having an allotment is not just about growing food. It’s certainly a place to occupy children during the six-week break. However, if you embrace your plot and the community of people that come together at your allotment site you find they offer so much more.
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The memory of last July is seared into my mind. Recalled through a painful cringe.
Continue reading “Allotment Jobs for July”
One of the most rewarding tasks you can do when you start an allotment garden is create an area for making compost.
Continue reading “Why make compost? It’s the heart of the allotment garden.”
Do you wave goodbye to your allotment when the winter arrives?
One Sunday in early November, I stopped digging, rested on my spade and looked around. Despite being the day of the week most plot holders visit the site, I was alone. Continue reading “Why winter is a winning time on the allotment”
The erratic weather conditions we continue to face in the UK means waterlogged allotments have become a common sight. Continue reading “How to manage a waterlogged allotment”