Posted: 30/08/2014 at 12:14
Have had my allotment for just over a year, cleared most of it, and grown lots of different things to see which grows best. Get loads of good advice from other allotmenteers, and swap goodies. It was great finding out if the currants were red,white or black, and have gorgeous apples.
I asked the council (who own the land) if I could have the other half of my plot as it wasn't being worked,and the person renting it left it until the very last day before termination of contract ,to go and pull up brambles and put down plastic. But not plant anything. So next year I assume I shall have to clear their brambles off my plot again.
I pay £40 for half a plot, but there is water supplied,and I don't have to pay for my shed,so it is definitely more cost effective than going to the gym.
It feels like I am in the middle of the countryside, with just the birds singing and bees buzzing,but really I am in suburbia.