Fiona’s Crops

Every year, I concentrate on different crops, and I always attempt to grow different plants every year, this way, I never get bored and always have one standout crop each year, in 2017, it’s my sweetcorn, it’s amazing. Here’s what else I have growing on the plot in summer 2017.




My polytunnel is 6ft by 15ft, it’s not a huge space but it’s more than enough for me to grow some crops that I would otherwise be unable to cultivate due to our temperate climate. Thus far in 2017, these are the crops I have growing in the polytunnel: Tomatoes (I have quite a few … Continue reading Polytunnel


Fruit takes longer than veggies to establish and often, a gardener will wait years before harvesting any fruit from their plants. I only grow a few types of fruit on the plot but the most success I’ve had with any crop ,fruit or veg, every year is without a doubt my Rhubarb. This year, I’m hoping to … Continue reading Fruit

Flowers, Herbs & Perennials

My much loved herb garden is my favourite part of the allotment. Situated right outside my shed, it’s the first thing you smell when you walk on to the plot. A sensory treat, I currently have Lavender, Sage, Rosemary, Lemon Thyme, Chocolate Mint, Peppermint, Lemon Balm, Camomile, Bay, Chives, Fennel, Echinacea and Russian Sage   … Continue reading Flowers, Herbs & Perennials


Due to the seasonality of growing vegetables, the veggies on my plot vary from month to month but these are the veggies currently growing in my raised beds in July 2017. Red Kale, Curly Kale, Italian Kale (I’ve a bit of a kale obsession), Swiss Chard, Asparagus, Artichokes, Beetroot, Sweetcorn, Peas, Beans, Pumpkins, Carrots, Radishes, Purple … Continue reading Vegetables