The first year: Surplus produce, squashes and seeds by Mr Pot (the allotment blogger)

April 24, 2012

  Got chatting to a generous chap who left his surplus produce on top of his storage box at the edge of his patch. Seems to be normal practice . So I walked away with cucumber, courgettes and sweetcorn. Made me wonder if you could feed a family from an allotment site without ever having […]

The first year – potatoes and weeds (by Mr Pot allotment blogger)

March 17, 2012

  The inherited potato crop   Well, the potatoes seemed to come up. Sort of. Sadly there wasn’t a lot beneath the surface as I suspect the poor plants were fighting off the bindweed and perhaps also didn’t have a lot of goodness from which to make their spuds. The bindweed had to be tackled. […]

“How it happened” by Mr Pot (allotment blogger)

February 29, 2012
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  For several years I had been nattering to a neighbour wondering if we might share an allotment. It never did quite happen, or so I thought until one day, many months after the subject had gone quiet, as she was passing in the street, she mentioned that she and her husband had acquired one […]