Urban Garden Allotment

Our fourth year as metropolitan allotment gardeners in the UK (one of us is American). As we are still really novices we thought it would be fun to document our allotment journey. We'll let you know the successes as well as the failures on the allotment, share recipes for the fruit and veg we produce and hopefully swap tips with other keen gardeners. Enjoy!!
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First tomatoes and black chillis yay. Does anyone know what’s wrong with our cucumbers?

Thanks for the info ‘re powdery mildew,next question, is there anything we can do about it?

Veg veg veg, nothing like it with a Sunday lunch, the allotment really is amazing

And for dessert….Apple and Blackberry crumble, almost a free meal tonight..what’s not to love about grow your own?

Dinner tonight using up our produce from the allotment, potato and courgette bake and beans casserole, yummy!

And the bounty keeps on coming! Still loving the allotment.

Good pickings tonight, now we need to find a good pickiling recipe.

Guess what we are having for pudding tonight?

Welcome, tomato
Into my summer garden
Would you like a drink?


Part of tonight’s pickings, a giant round courgette that’s bigger than your head and a yellow one as big as your body! The weather has been amazing for the allotment this year, lucky lucky lucky.

So we have lemon thyme overload! A few simple ingredients and hey presto we have pesto.

Over a pound of magical black beans that turn green and over 2 pounds of blackberries. What to make?


Making use of the allotment again. Yellow courgette/summer squash and potato gratin.


Let’s hope it tastes nice for dinner tonight!

Wander down the allotment to see if the heavy heavy rain made a difference and if anything needed watering. In both cases the answer was yes! Great haul tonight and it won’t be that long until the tomatoes and cucumbers are ready.

Blackberries, yum. Never realised how good they taste with rice pudding!