FlowerNewbie Posts: 153
in Fruit & veg
so I have the opportunity of an allotment. I’m going to view it today, my worry is I won’t have much time to do it. He said it’s not been cultivated in a few years and would need clearing. I have 2 really young kids and Work part time. is it a bad idea and any one any advice starting out if I do go ahead? How many hours does everyone spend there roughly. I really want it!
And a neglected allotment will take up more time than taking over where someone else left off ....and the children won't want to go to the allotment with you if it's cold and wet and they'd rather be doing something else .........
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
As said they need constant attention and a minimum of an hour a day really in the summer even if that's just watering.
If you can spend the time they are great for getting out in the fresh air and all the benefits and excitement of growing your own.
But If you can't manage an allotment have you some space at home where you could have a small veg plot. or even some pots or troughs you can grow vegetables in these just as well.
Maybe you could get a neighbour or friend involved?