ALLOTMENTS IN LONDON ARE DIFFICULT TO GETSO THEY SAY, BUT ALLOTMENT PLOTS ARE AVAILABLE WHERE MY PLOT IS SITED, IN SOUTH WEST LONDON
We have a good Gardening Group to belong to; it is called MAGA for short.
All plot holders and also gardeners without plots, can join for about £3 a year annual sub. You can buy seeds, garden tools, seed potatoes and onion sets, fertilisers, string, netting and a lot more. Also you can come along to the Summer Party and the Pumpkin Fest.
DO YOU WISH YOU HAD A KITCHEN GARDEN?Then try out a little allotment, the small plots are just right to start off with. Spring is a good time to start, when everybody is feeling optimistic.
Link to Local Government site to apply for an allotment
VEGETABLE GARDENING IN LONDON IS GREATOne of the best things about growing vegetables in London, is the chance to get to know other gardeners, most of them are pretty nice people. Some are a bit odd........
You can enjoy a bit of wild life too! Birds, butterflies, bees, and the muted roar of urban traffic.
|Garlic planted September now growing in November|
BOXING DAY ALLOTMENT PARTYParties are good to have on your allotment. You can ask all your friends and not have to worry about the washing up, just have disposable cups and plates, and a small barbecue if possible. There is usually nowhere much to sit and you are forced to talk to each other because there is no music or dancing, of course. Gossiping is compulsory (only joking!)
On Boxing Day we went to our friends' party on their plot, where they have a wonderful wooden chalet complete with a patio and a covered area to keep off the rain, and a mini kitchen.
We had delicious parsnip and apple soup, piping hot - thanks to Philippa!
Also on the menu were hot dogs in buns, and a raised pork pie - home made. Plus wine and beer and fruit juice. Mulled wine was heated up, using home made wine, made by Paul.