Still here…future plans…
I am still alive but have had a lot of upheaval lately with work and have not been to the allotment for about 3 months.
I think I have to make the hard decision to give it up as I just can’t get down there regularly enough to keep on top of things and when I do I spend the whole time dealing with whatever has happened since my last visit; mostly weeds!
I am developing a plan to turn part of my back garden into a mini veg plot but it is not a big space and I have to share it with Saxon, my dog. In addition to the space I currently use for tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers etc. I am looking at having three 5’x4’ beds and perhaps doing other stuff in pots and buckets here and there.
The layout of my garden means one of the beds, next to a fence, will get less sun than the others and none of them will get much in the early part of the morning. But I think overall there will be enough as it is south facing.
This is an initial idea of what I might do if I use Square Foot Gardening (subject to lots of changes yet) and I think I will more likely do potatoes in buckets or bags for ease of harvesting: