A blog describing how we use our allotment and what we grow there.
Monday, 7 September 2009
"Let's go to the park" I said "It's bedtime" said OS and then realising his mistake "yeh! I'll get my trainers" "Which park?" said YS "The one with the blackberries of course!" I said. Groans all round. "You are such a pikey!" says OH (supportively) "O contraire" says I "'tis all the rage these days to gather food from the wild and grow one's own" "Never thought of you as a trendsetter" he replied.
Half an hour later and I was on the way home to bath and bed the boys and knock off a swift five pots of blackberry jam (seedless - does that mean it's jelly?)
I've always had a passion for plants especially edible ones. We have a young family so it seemed the ideal time to get an allotment in rural Leicestershire and get them involved. We have a small half plot and aim to make it productive and fun. If I can do it you can too - get digging!