I have become an allotment holder! Well not quite, I have just started sharing an allotment with a friend. So, I have a year of hard work but hopefully lots of nice tasty veg. My garden is the size of a postage stamp, and I manage to grow a surprising amount on it, but it’s just too small for serious growing. Looking forward to this, though my back isn’t!
On Sat DS (age nearly 5) and I started work on the allotment with Andrew. About an hour in DS suddenly says “why are you talking like Farmer Giles?” Hmm…. talking like a son of the soil after just an hour, I must be a natural!
What really amazed me was how cheap it is to rent an allotment. £21 for a standard plot. About what I expected per month. But no, that’s the annual plot fee! I think that’s great, and rather democratic. Us paupers can still farm our little bit of England’s green and pleasant at a very modest cost. Long may it continue!