Tuesday, 21 June 2011

first harvest

Last week I got a phone call out of the blue.
We arranged to met by a notice board a 7pm.
Half an hour later I found myself the excited owner of an allotment plot, for the princely sum of £4 per annum!

Luckily the allotment is run by a trust, not the council. It's tucked away, and is not very well advertised (on purpose). So I only had to wait around two months.

Although it looks a bit of a mess at the moment, it was cultivated last year, so it shouldn't be too hard to get it looking 'ship shape'. And as you can see, we've inherited some perennials, which Ella picked whilst I weeded after school today.

It is about a 5 min drive away, but it's right opposite the car park for Ella's school, so it won't be too much of hassle to pop by regularly.

I have already designed a plan, with raised beds, four for crop rotation and the rest for perennials. I will need a little shed too!

More news soon...... x


  1. Wow - you were lucky! I am lucky too, as I already have an allotment, but they reckon on having to wait about 6 years to get one where we are. Have fun and enjoy the free harvests now - you'll be earning it with all that digging!

  2. Sounds fun cant wait to see what you do.

  3. Yay, that sounds great. Also, just realised that my children have the same names as your chickens - my daughters called Violet and my other daughter's middle name is Rosie. It made me smile!

  4. Hey, last year you wrote on my blog about going to NZ and your husband being keen to move there. What happened? How did it pan out? I am seriously excited as we've decided to move back to the UK for a year so I can spend more time with my family and to expose our children to all things English. Hurrah!

  5. £4 per annum is a good deal. think Mum pays £20 for a council run one. Good luck!
    With love anita x

  6. Mmmm.... your first pickings look yummy!

  7. This sounds so delightful! I plant a tomato plant each spring and we have a lemon tree but thats it.

  8. Ohh... you lucky devil. There's a beautiful little allotment near my house in Stoke Fleming, I'm currently trying to get on the waiting list but fear it may be yearsssss long!


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