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Allotment Gardening

Grow all you can eat on your own allotment.




Allotment Gardening

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An Allotment in Burley, Leeds

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, greenhouse, 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.

Grow vegetables on your own allotment

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.

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Article Published: 20:32, 10th May 2014


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