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What food and drink do you take to the allotment...if at all

I tend to get there just before mid day and take a plastic box of mixed fruit and a hiking flask of chilled water with ice cubes.

trouble is I get hungry and most is gone by 1.00pm.
Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.


  • Espresso martinis in a can seemed to go down well with my allotment guests  :D
    but usually a sandwich with a flask of pink grapefruit squash hits the spot after some weeding. 

    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,509
    edited August 2021
    It's not for the Allotment but when I have the luxury of a days stint in the garden or when I'm working in other people's without a break,  I like to take a slab of homemade quiche and a flask of coffee, favourite quiche being Stilton asparagus and courgette. 
    Good fuel for garden work plus it's using the produce of the garden too. 

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,331
    If I had an allotment I'd take a flask of iced squash or tea depending on the weather and a couple of cheese salad baps. Need my carbs and protein to keep me going!
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 6,736
    Flask of tea, another of water,  either a sandwich, made with wholegrain bread, or  sometimes a box of salad with some form of protein.  
    AB Still learning

  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,839
    I usually get to the plot around 8:15 and leave before 12 so on hot days a bottle of squash no food never ever except for the odd cough sweet if needed.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,856
    I have the caterers deliver about lunchtime. 
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,896
    Woohoo, Hostafan! Love that idea!
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