National Allotment Week

Summer is a great time of year to get stuck into the gardening or to flex those green fingers down at the allotment.


The National Allotment Gardens Trust shares our love for all things home grown, and is celebrating National Allotments Week with the nation between the 11th and 17th August. Sadly the week is drawing to a close, but at last the rain has stopped and the weekend is almost upon us, so it’s time for us all to get our wellington boots and trowels out and get digging.

This week’s allotment promoting activities are all about getting people out and about, encouraging good health, exercise and local community education. And a handy added extra is that if you’re growing your own vegetables there’s no need to be buying them – a great credit crunch busting move!

If you’ve got your own allotment already and are hoping for some added inspiration, you can buy all sorts of clever garden gizmos online. One of our favourites is the paper potter, a handy device for making eco-friendly, fully biodegradable seedling pots. There are plenty of other great outdoor accessories and gadgets that can be bought online too, from solar powered lights to unmissable novelty water cans!

Check out the blog for further thoughts and comments on National Allotment week.

And if you’re not fortunate enough to have your own allotment, you can still order locally grown fresh fruit and veg online, which we think is a great idea.

Photo credit to Lucy Crosbie. Here’s the original.

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