Growing as much food on as little land for as little money as possible

22nd May Allotment update


No specific subject today just some photos and a quick write up on how the allotment is coming along.


Seedling waiting to be planted out

Seedling waiting to be planted out

Plenty of seedling waiting to be planted out. That will be this weekends job. It is raining at the moment which will do no end of good at the allotment. I expect the plants -and weeds- to go crazy over the next few days.

We were given three broad bean plants by a fellow plot holder so they went straight into the ground

Wombled Broad Bean Plants

Wombled Broad Bean Plants

I am not a great fan of broad beans but I never look a gift horse in the mouth and it is great to get to try things you don’t normally eat.

There was a blueberry bush on the plot when we took it over and there is plenty of fruit growing on it even though it is a small plant



I will add more fruit bushes in the future. I am also keen to add nuts to the plot.

We planted out a few of the larger turnip plants and scattered egg shell about to deter the slugs



We have plenty more turnips to go in the grown this weekend.

Most of the Runner Beans have been planted out.

Runner Beans

Runner Beans

We love runner beans and always try to grow a lot of them each year

We have planted an Apple tree on the allotment.

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

It already has small apples on it so I am hoping to add a few of our own apples to the cider later in the year. There is also a cherry tree behind the apple in this photo.

Can anyone guess what plant is in the next photo?



This is a radish from last year. Very pretty little plant.

We have also planted out on of the Globe Artichokes.

Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichoke

I am not sure what to do with them but they do look impressive when they are fully grown.

That’s it for now. I will post more at the weekend once we have put more plants in the ground.




Author: tinyallotment

Dedicated to living a simple, independent, self reliant life where money is not the main factor. My dream is to engineer a life that requires very little from the outside world. I would like to provide my own shelter, collect my own water, grow, catch, hunt, forage my own food, create my own energy and deal with my own waste. This dream all starts in a tiny allotment in Cornwall where I will be experimenting in growing food, generating energy and dealing with waste.

3 thoughts on “22nd May Allotment update

  1. Love your blog. You sound so much like us. We moved to Ireland from the UK in 2007 to start a new life. We try to be as self sufficient as possible. We also have a dream to live life here on the edge of the world without having to go into the commercial world of shops etc for our food. Our water comes from a mountain well and all our veg comes from our poly tunnels.

    Well done and thanks for sharing

    • Thanks Eve
      I am only at the learning stage at the moment but I am hoping to apply what I am learning now to greater self sufficiency in the future when we get out own land.
      We have looked at the west coast of Ireland and it looks very good for the money. We are also looking at central Portugal.
      What made you choose Ireland?

      • Hi Aman

        We choose Ireland as my hubby and I are both from irish background and spent a lot of our lives over here with family. I spent my 1st few years of my life in Kildare and always wanted to live here. We bought a plot at the bottom of a mountain side with a couple of acres of land (mainly rock), built our home and have 2 large poly tunnels which I grow all our veg in.

        If we were ever going to stay in the UK we would have loved to have lived in Cornwall…our favorite holiday destination in the UK.

        Keep blogging and well done

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