So back in May I told all you lovely people that we had applied for an allotment, and that I was itching to get our allotment. I’ve been nagging Chris for ages to chase up the Parish administrator to see whether we’d moved up the list at all, and finally the other weekend he emailed her asking. And surprise surprise we got an email the following Tuesday to say that there wasn’t a plot available on the site we’d requested, but there was one the other side of the village, but it was only half a plot. I know we’re very lucky to have got an allotment within about 6 months of applying, I know people who live in bigger cities who have had to wait over 4 years to get a plot!
Nowhere on the internet could I find out how big ‘half a plot’ was at this allotment site, so we popped in one evening after work and had a look. We got talking to a few of the people there, and they showed us which plot it was exactly. It was huge! Tonight we signed the contract and wrote out the cheque for our
little plot. Turns out our plot is just over 105m² and it’s completely overgrown, however you can see there are certain bits and pieces planted – flowers, strawberries, onions.
This weekend I think the plan is to dig as much as possible that is not obviously some sort of plant. There’s loads of nettles and brambles, so they can all come out and go into the new big compost bin I plan on getting.
How many of you have got allotments? Any advise on what to plant? Or even where to start!?!