This is it… my very first allotment!
Paperwork and monies have been returned, so now I’m just waiting for the signed contract to come back so it’s completely official and we can start work!
I’m so excited by the thought of having space to grow vegetables for our family and enjoy more home-grown veg on our table. There’s something deeply satisfying about eating in-season fruit and veg that is full of flavour and has been grown entirely by hand. Last year I grew so much (keep an eye on the gallery for some of my veg from last year!) and to have teenagers asking for more because it tasted so good …
No exaggeration but one daughter didn’t even eat tomatoes until I gave her the ones I’d grown. Sweet, juicy and bursting with flavour, they were delicious. Every day each of us would take a pot of them in to school or work to eat as snacks.
The plot is a full size, ten-rod plot, 250m2 which is just huge! I honestly think it’s bigger than my garden at home.
It’s going to be hard work and a big journey ahead – as you can see from the pictures we are starting out from the very start!
I’m delighted to say that the plot has already been cut down and kept under control, which means our first jobs are killing off the weeds in an area and erecting fencing.
Next step is planning the plot!