I’m a working, married Mom of 2 daughters and got the growing bug from an early age helping Dad in the back garden. I have recently acquired an allotment and am keen to experiment with veg that is expensive to buy in the supermarkets and produce enough of the fruit and veg that we eat regularly at home. I have a passion for using recycled bits and pieces and cannot bear to pass a pallet without thinking have I got a use for that?
My aim is to use as many materials that are sourced freely so that I prevent many of these highly useable materials ending up in landfill. At the same time I want to make sure that I have a great looking allotment full of recycled materials and luscious, healthy fruit and veg!
Please feel free to email me with any hints and tips for growing your own or useful recycling ideas.
My kind of blog, can’t wait to learn from you.
Trust me, I’m no expert. I just read loads, watch intently, listen lots and try and work things out. Sometimes they go right, sometimes not but we gotta try right?
Hello Debb! Thank you for liking my blog! I like yours too! Happy digging 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m going to be reading yours as well.
likewise, thanks for checking out the blog, Debb. Used stuff and food ….yum. Check out my art for some of that used stuff put to another purpose http://www.delrocks.com.
I love your outlook on gardening and recycling! I look forward to more ideas for pallets and other recycled materials that I can replicate in my garden!
Thanks Zoe. My husband switches off when I mention anything to do with pallets any more as it normally involves him doing D I Y! Keep checking back though because any ideas that I come across will be posted on here. I’ll just need to sweet talk my hubby into creating my pallet masterpieces!
Looking forward to trading ideas on repurposing!
Thanks Becca. Yeah – I’ll look forward to that too. I just wish there were more people who would look at the value of items before dismissing them as useless.
Hi Debb, I have passed a blogging award on to you. I love gardening even though my vegetables die before I get to eat them. http://englishmaninitaly.wordpress.com/i-got-an-award/
That’s very kind of you. It’s definitely the first award that I have ever won!! I’m glad that my posts help you to at least try and rescue some of your vegetables! Many thanks. X
I find that hard to believe..:)
It’s true and I’m honoured that you find my posts worthy of an award. 🙂
Love your blog – just jealous as everything dies in the intolerable heat of my apartment’s balcony 😦 Can I ask whereabouts in the world you are?
Thanks for stopping by. Heat? Now I’m jealous. We have frosts and it’s really cold! I’m based in the Midlands, UK.
Nice – I have family there. Would love an allotment one day… Really enjoyed your blog – thank you!
Greetings from Michigan, USA! Thanks for checking out my blog, Small House Under a Big Sky. Can I assume that an allotment is a piece of land?
Small House / Big Sky
Hi. Thanks for passing by. Yes – an allotment is a piece of land that is rented yearly for cultivation of fruit and vegetables.
I love the name of your blog! I am just starting out – thanks for liking my post – and I’m sure i’ll pick up lots of tips from you along the way! My grandad used to have three allotments when I was a kid. He used to grow so much, it was amazing, but I took no interest whatsoever! how things change 🙂 PS. I see you live in the Midlands. Before we moved to NZ we lived in Northamptonshire. Good luck with your allotment.
Hi Deb. Thanks for liking my post and hope we can continue to help other garden enthusiast!
Thanks Ellen. I am on a mission to try and encourage as many people as I can to reduce the contents of landfill and think of more imaginative ways of using this so called rubbish. Debb.
I like the way you think! And you have some great info about growing things, so I’ll follow along with you and pick up some of your tips.
Thanks for your comment. I hope that you find useful information within my posts. Debb
Hi Deb, thanks for finding time to drop into my “allotment” blog
not least because it introduced me to this one of yours.
Good luck with the plot (don’t lose it 😉 )
Thanks for your comment. Here’s hoping my plot keeps me sane!
Thanks for coming over and liking my own blog and in particular the veggie update. Sounds as if you have got a march on us when it comes down to thinning the beetroot – one of the jobs for tomorrow. I also completely agree on using the thinnings for transplants, assuming one can find spaces. MM 🏡
Thanks Mick. I always find space for plants! 🙂
I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award. Feel free to just thank me and get on with your life, or even ignore me if you want. If, however, you want to participate in this, head over to my blog and read more about it. http://brianbreczinski.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/leapin-liebsters/
Thanks for the nomination. I’m honoured that you thought my blog worth it. I will definitely take part as soon as I can find the time.
Thanks for the like! Love reading your posts. I’ve never seen strawberries that huge!
Thanks for your comment. Loved your post on growing your Christmas dinner. Inspired me to try the same 😉