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

February 2015 Update

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Not a lot happening at the moment. I have planted out the rest of my overwintering onions but apart from that we have been doing more work for the allotment site itself than our particular plot.

Earlier in the month the Allotment Association organised a working party to improve the allotment site for all of it’s users. The diveway up to the site used to be a very wet and bumpy drive until the Allotment Association raised the funds and resurfaced the drive with hardcore. From time to time it is necessary to re dress the surface and fill in any pot holes and that is now done. The other major job was to install two more water stations so people don’t have to carry watering cans so far to get water. Everyone pulled together to get the job done. It just now needs to be connected up.

The owner of the allotment site has given a large plot to the association to use as a Community Plot. Work as also started on this to turn it into a space that can be used by all association members. Steve is in charge of organising the plot and things have already started happening. There is an overgrown pond on the plot which has now been cleared. There is a lots of frogs and spawn in the pond and I have transferred a small amount of spawn to my own pond so hopefully we will have frogs on the plot  to keep the slugs down. Another thing which is really exciting about the community plot is we are going to plant a orchard of Cornish apples. Each tree will be donated by interested people and can be dedicated to someone. I am going to donate a tree dedicated to my wife’s father Roy who passed away last year. If anyone reading this would like to donate a tree they will cost £15. Just comment on this post if you would like to dedicate a tree to a loved one.


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.

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