Information on Allotments

I am new to allotment gardening, how can I get started?

Before you get started have a good look through the tenancy paperwork. Make sure you are aware of and understand all the conditions you need to be aware of. This includes information about whether you can keep livestock on the plot, the rules about sheds and many other issues.

There is also plenty of information available in books which you can buy or borrow from your local library. If you have access to the internet, there also many websites which can advise you on ‘how to grow your own veg’.

Don’t forget that there are often very experienced gardeners on the site who are usually only too keen to pass on advice and tips to new starters. Asking for help will also help introduce you to a new circle of friends with whom you can the social side of gardening too.