Welcome to The Allotment Gardener a website for people who grow their own, on an allotment, in a garden or even on a balcony or window sill.
The site has loads of articles on how to grow fruit and veg, blogs, advice on starting up and videos of a typical year down an allotment, where we filmed weekly in 2013 to show a plot started from scratch, to producing a fair bit of veg and fruit. Our local plot has been granted permission to keep bees, so we may get some useful facts and ideas around that in 2015.
We are also keen recyclers and try to show you how to save a bit of money, by thinking before you throw things away, and how to make the most of what you have got or can get cheaply. There are several blogs on this.
There are sections on preserving and home brewing, including basics and recipes
Our food recipe section has over a dozen soups, a must view as the weather draws in and the days get shorter and colder
Finally on your way out of the site, don’t forget to check the shop out, you might find a Christmas or birthday present; a way to protect your winter crops; a way to encourage friendly insects to the plot or a way to water your crops when you are away or have no running water supply. We will be adding to the range over the next few months, so please do check back with us soon.
Hope you enjoy the site.