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Hi, my name is Joe and this is my guide on growing fruit and vegetables. I have been working on allotments for around 12 years now and want to spread knowledge so other people can enjoy growing their own produce. We have an allotment with 2 polytunnels, a number of different patches to grow annual plants as well as a number of perennial plants such as Blueberries. I have recruited my sister for help with graphic design and general advice.

We love kitchen gardens and are trying to reduce our carbon footprint by stopping buying food that gets flown in from abroad. We have had a lot of success with certain plants and really enjoy using them in our cooking. Out of all the plants I would personally recommend to grow courgettes are the best in my opinion. They grow so virulently in our allotment a few plants gives us well stocked up with courgettes over many, many months. We even at one point had to make courgette/marrow wine because we had so many of them, which was well enjoyed.

We have 8 chickens and 2 ducks on the allotment. We love spending time with them and they are extremely rewarding to look after and own. They provide us with so many eggs we often find ourselves giving them away or rushing to find recipies that use a lot of eggs so we don't waste them. They are allowed on certain allotments and not on others and you will have to ask the people who manage the allotments you are on before going further into the process of getting your own.


I have volunteered in the past with the Forest of Hearts helping them with their various projects, most notably the garden of wellbeing at Stratford Hospital. If you want to check them out click the name Forest of Hearts here or earlier in the paragraph.


If you want to get in contact with me please send an email to me using the below contact form and I will try and get back to you as soon as possible.

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