Grow all you can eat on your own allotment.
Allotment Gardeninggrow your own | vegetables
If you are not lucky enough to have a good sized garden
, or if your garden is used by children and pets, then you should really have a think about getting yourself an allotment
. An Allotment is a piece of land typically around 30ft x 20ft which is made available for annual rent by councils, local authorities, parish councils, and occasionally private land owners.
For as little as £5 to as much as £50+ per year you can grow more fruits and vegetables
than you can eat surrounded by like-minded individuals with hundreds of years of cumulative experience. If you are a pensioner, or unemployed concessionary rates are also available reducing the costs. At these prices allotments are fantastic value for money.
Most towns and cities have many plots of allotments
which are usually a little bit hidden or out of the way. However, when you look into it, you will surprised how many allotments are close to your home. A city such as Leeds for example has almost 100 allotment sites costing under £25 for a 300 sq m plot, just £12 for a half plot (150 sq m), and an additional £10 for a plot with a water supply. And, there are discounts for students and senior citizens.
You may usually place a shed
, or cold frame
on your allotment, or even have a pond, or Keep Chickens
. Find out which Vegetables to Grow
by clicking here.
Vandalism and theft are sometimes a problem on allotments with tool theft the most common annoyance
. Stray dogs, children with footballs, and senseless vandelism must also be considered, however they are very much the exception rather than the rule. Allotments offer a wonderful way to keep fit, grow wonderful healthy organic vegetables, and to make friends.
Contact details for your local council can be found here
, and further information about allotment gardening found at the website for the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners
Here are some useful links to relevant products:
Article Published: 20:32, 10th May 2014
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