Allotment anniversary: our allotment journey and advice for beginners

Allotment anniversary: our allotment journey and advice for beginners

Last week marked our two year allotment anniversary. This got me thinking of how far we have come in those two years and made me want to share the highs and lows with you. I also feel like we have learned so much since then, 

Heritage fruit and vegetables: Varieties I am most excited to grow this year

Heritage fruit and vegetables: Varieties I am most excited to grow this year

One of my absolute favourite things about growing our own food is the variety we can grow. When you start growing food you realise how restrictive buying from the shops can actually be. Most varieties of fruit and vegetables grown for supermarkets are primarily grown 

No-dig gardening – Benefits and Misconceptions

No-dig gardening – Benefits and Misconceptions

No dig gardening has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. This year almost everyone I follow on Instagram is doing no dig, or at very least having a no dig bed. I think no-dig is great. It saves back breaking work and 

Seeds I’m sowing in May

Seeds I’m sowing in May

I feel like this year is flying by much quicker than usual. With most of our days blending into one thanks to lockdown, plus a particularly cold spring, it really doesn’t feel like we are going into the fifth month of the year. According to 

How to make the most of your growing space with succession planting

How to make the most of your growing space with succession planting

There are two types of succession planting. The first type is where you sow a small amount of the same plant frequently to ensure continual harvests over a longer season. This is used for crops that give a single harvest per plant, such as carrots, 

April Gardening Jobs – Preparing your kitchen garden for summer

April Gardening Jobs – Preparing your kitchen garden for summer

The days of not having much to do in the garden are behind us now and for the next few months the time spent working in our gardens will continue to increase. As the season progresses, you will notice everything growing faster. Unfortunately this does 

Seeds I’m sowing in the second half of april

Seeds I’m sowing in the second half of april

The second half of April is a time when you can finally start sowing your warmth loving plants that are destined to be outdoors. These include some of my favourite vegetables to grow so I find it super exciting. It can be tempting to sow 

Seeds I’m sowing in the first half of April

Seeds I’m sowing in the first half of April

I feel like I’m beginning to sound like a broken record but April is yet another very exciting month for gardeners. The days are getting long, it’s warming up outside and everything is alive once again. During the final week or so of March I 

How to grow carrots, choosing varieties, debunking myths and preventing pests

How to grow carrots, choosing varieties, debunking myths and preventing pests

The time has finally come, we are officially in Spring. What a long winter it’s been here in the UK. I found lockdown during the winter much more difficult. The allotment was my saviour during the earlier lockdowns, but during winter you just can’t spend 

Creating a garden that is beautiful, functional and great for pollinators

Creating a garden that is beautiful, functional and great for pollinators

I’m going to be completely honest with you here. We have been living in our house for three years now and have had the allotment for nearly 2 of those. Whilst many hours have been spent at the plot, our gardens at home have received