Lessons from the Allotment

At the end of last year I gained an allotment which I’ve been using to grow food. So far this has been much more successful than my attempts to grow food indoors as, with the summer growing season in progress, I’m currently eating daily from self-grown food, albeit mostly lettuce. I thought it would be good to think about & document the lessons learnt so far while I remember, so I can build upon these learnings next year.

A patch of land with four growing columns, mostly populated with plants, some covered with green netting over hoops

Plant Specific Lessons

Here are the things I’ve grown so far on my allotment, and the lessons I’ve been able to gain so far:

Black wire metal shelves standing outside against a glass greenhouse, with seedlings and potted plants covering the shelve surfaces

Other Lessons

Here are other things I’ve learnt in the process of growing the things above:

A bold chunky pheasant, of shiny brown body, with green and red head, strutting towards some plants in a growing bed