They even held the reception on the plot where they fell in love, and fed guests with veg they’d grown themselves.
It was a lovely tale to read over breakfast, and got me thinking whether this happens lots at allotments? I mean, they’re perfect places to fall in love aren’t they?
And so as my mind drifted off over my muesli, I was inspired to blog 5 reasons why you might fall in love at the allotments.
As the clocks change, my thoughts naturally turn away from the Summer’s bounty and towards the veg I’ll be munching on over the Winter months.
However, before I let myself get too excited about leeks, kale and all the other Winter goodies, I’ve got a few summer leftovers to take care of.
Freezing Summer veg for eating during the Winter is a great way of adding variation to your diet. It’s a good money saver too, as out of season veg is expensive to buy in the shops.
I often grow late rows of green beans and mangetout purely for freezing to eat later in the year.
One thing I’ve learned since taking on my first allotment, is that no year is ever the same. We’re always trying different methods, or experimenting with new varieties.
Then there’s the weather and the pests. There are so many variables and you can never be sure what will happen.
This also makes every year a learning curve, however experienced you may be. Having grown veg in my garden rather than an allotment for the second season running, here are 5 things I’ll be doing differently next year.