Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:50
Hi Lazy Gardener!
Thanks for the sense of reality, but I will decline. I don't think I should be unable to accept my allotment just because I am a beginner. I have grown successful courgettes, tomatoes and lettuces a few years back, so I am not a completely clueless wonder, I just couldnt remember how long they took to germinate. And saying that I did start earlier and kept them indoors.
I have a lot of books, a lot of determination and a lovely strong husband who is more than willing to dig. So I don't think we are being silly by attempting to start growing fresh food for us and our three small children to benefit from.
Everyone at the allotment has been very helpful and friendly and praised us on clearing nearly a quarter of the patch from overgrown disaster to completely lovely brown earth.
I think the only thing that needs brutal treatment is my weeds at the allotment...