How To Find An Allotment Plot
Having an allotment is a joyous experience for many reasons. The fresh air, the social life, the birdsong in spring and hopefully with a little bit of effort armfuls of gorgeous fresh fruit and vegetables.
In retrospect, although I looked at a lot of the locations listed in Hillingdon before eventually choosing Southbourne Gardens, it really was more luck than judgement that we found such a good site and subsequently the right plot. I’m not sure after the long time we had to wait for it coupled with my inexperience that I wouldn’t have grabbed the first thing offered. I realise now that we really fell on our feet.
We were given the choice of two plots and in my keenness to get started I chose the one that I thought needed the least amount of work, of course that’s a big consideration, but by no means the only one. I’ve thought about this a lot in the years since, especially when we now look at the other plot which is covered in mare’s tail. So I’ve put together some guides around the practicalities of finding a plot for anyone wanting to take an allotment on.
I hope you have time to browse through them and if you already have a plot can share your own experiences in the comments.