Having your own allotment really is great and something that can keep you busy, keep you fed and also give you a place to hide out when you are in trouble with the other half. Today, we have for you a great set of allotment blogs that are sure to inspire you to do something amazing with your plot of land. At the very least you are going to have a fun time reading all the interesting and funny stories that these allotment owners want to share with the world.
Modern Veg Plot
Modern Veg Plot is the kind of allotment and gardening blog that us here at WhatShed love to read. You see there is lots and lots of interesting and good advice here. However what really makes Modern Veg Plot stand out for us is the weird and the wonderful. Anyone can grow things like potatoes and strawberries. But what about something odd and crazy such as achocha, hablitza and Jerusalem artichokes? That is the kind of weird and exciting food you will be learning about here and best of all you get all the info you need to help you grow it.
We had a great time with this blog and if you are looking for something that is a little bit different then you will struggle to beat this!
Mud And Guts
No this is not a blog about horror movies, Mud And Guts is a fantastic gardening blog from Beryl Randall who has two plots of land to potter around in, in South London. Seeds are what she is all about and she just loves to have a load of seeds growing at the same time. She does make a pretty good point that it is very exciting once you have planted your seeds as you want to see what the results are!
As well as her love for seeds, Beryl also has some excellent advice on how to help your things grow to their full potential, gardening ideas and even ways to keep the pests at bay from stealing all your food and plants!
Here at Alan’s Allotment, you are going to find all kinds of really interesting stories about Alan and how he potters around at his allotment. We loved how he had some great bits of advice on here such as his ideal way of growing cucamelon, which is the hip new fruit that everyone is wanting to grow at the minute. If you want some inspiration and general ideas for things you can do with your own allotment then you are going to find them here.
One other cool thing is the advice Alan gives. One section in particular really caught our attention and that was how he deals with getting rid of slugs! Slugs in an allotment are the worst, but with his tips, you might be able to stop them from eating all your food!
Here we have the very interesting Horticultural Hobbit from Punam Farmah’s. When she first started this allotment adventure her garden was so overrun that it actually did kind of look like The Shire from The Lord Of The Rings. But with a lot of determination as well as a bit of trial and error. Punam has become one of the top gardeners, she is so good that she has actually written a couple of books on the subject. We just love her attitude and you will certainly want to just keep on reading as this blog is very entertaining.
If you are the kind of person who has a sweet tooth then you will love the posts on things like blackberry, plum, and strawberries. She even brews her own homemade booze with stuff she grows here, now that is awesome!
Jane Merrick is a columnist for The Independent and she has a ton of great little bits of advice for you. Jane’s allotment is actually near a pretty busy area in South London, but that does not stop her from working her green thumbs and creating some magic! While there is a ton of great blog posts here that will offer you lots of tips for getting the most out of your allotment. It is the writing style of Jane that keeps you reading. She feels like an old buddy who you have known for years and you cannot help, but actually, listen to what she is telling you.
While all kinds of allotment owners will love this blog, if you have a smaller piece of land, Jane has some great ideas that will make sure you get the most out of your space. In all this is a wonderful blog and just a whole lot of fun.
Lavender And Leeks
Allotment lover Katie has had a love for gardening since she was a kid as she used to help her dad out with his vegetable patch. Katie is the kind of gardening blogger that we love. She is full of great advice and her blog has a lot of different ideas that will really help you out. One post that sticks out is her post about how you can grow the perfect radishes. There is a ton of content like this and you will be eating like a king with all the amazing stuff you are going to grow thanks to Katie’s help.
Above all else, though it is Katie’s enthusiasm that makes this such a fun and interesting blog. She makes it a point to let you know that it does not matter if your allotment is a little messy or if you do not plant your seeds at the perfect time. Just getting out there and enjoying your allotment should be what it is all about.
The Event Gardener
The Event Gardener is one of the more interesting blogs on our list. This is brought to us by a lady called, Sandra. Sandra is the kind of gardener who instead of wanting to grow every kind of food under the sun. She goes for more quality over quantity and makes each season have its own kind of special attraction. So one time she might focus on a couple of different things and then the next something else. It is very interesting to read and certainly a different approach than many other gardeners have.
You will have a lot of fun with this blog. Sandra has learned a lot from older gardeners and she loves to pass that knowledge onto the next generation which we think is pretty cool.
The Bohemian Raspberry
We know that many of you folks who are reading this will already have an allotment and are looking for ideas and new things to grow. Well, thanks to Michelle, the lady behind The Bohemian Raspberry, you will get all that information and that is great. You will have a ton of new things to think about planting in your own allotment. While that is fantastic. We also love how Michelle is using her blog as a way to get people who are on the fence about taking on an allotment to take the plunge. She gives you all kinds of reasons why having your own allotment is awesome and even gives some suggestions for how you can make it happen.
The Bohemian Raspberry is the perfect gardening blog as it is ideal for veteran gardeners as well as people who are just starting to turn the thumbs green.
The Backyard Larder
Alison Tindale is the lady behind The Backyard Larder and this is one of the very best gardening blogs when it comes to learning ways to grow new and exciting things. Alison encourages you to take the plunge and turn your garden or allotment into a perennial paradise. We love the way she is so enthusiastic in her blog posts as it really does pump you up and make you want to get out into your garden and make something magical.
If you are looking for that little bit of inspiration to try something new with your allotment or garden then you will find it here at The Backyard Larder.