Plot 1a

Carrots and Calendula started out as a blog about my garden, but at the end of last year – after being on the waiting list for five years – I finally got an allotment. Plot 1a is completely overgrown but in a beautiful spot on the South Downs. Yesterday afternoon I even had a good…

Our front garden allotment

Last winter, I cut down some of the overgrown shrubs in our front garden and replaced them with an experiment: a front garden allotment in the shape of four raised beds, each a metre square. This is not the first time I have turned part of our front garden over to growing produce. In our…