All Change

The last couple of weeks have been all about change on the allotment, as we start the planned expansion of our plot onto new ground.  Around a third of our plot has previously been covered in black plastic, and filled with Mr O’s ‘finds’ to put put to good future use.  Now however, a greenhouse…

Simple April Blessings

A short post this week, but just enough time to count our blessings. The sight of purple Crocuses, opening in the sunshine. The touch of the first butterflies, dancing through the air. The smell of freshly picked Rhubarb, destined for a crumble. The taste of Purple Sprouting Broccoli, a surprise and a treat ! What…

The Rookies Return

‘It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold : when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.’  (Charles Dickens) Like hibernating Dormice, we Rookie Allotmenteers awoke from our slumber this month, and made tentative steps back onto the allotment (albeit a little…

10 Lessons Learnt

As our first year on the allotment comes to an end, here at Rookie Towers we’ve been contemplating the lessons we’ve learnt during 2013, and what we might do differently (and better !) next year.  Here are our top 10 Do’s and Don’t for novice allotmenteers – if only we’d known this stuff 12 months…

Blue Sky Digging

For the last month, we’ve been working hard at giving our allotment a rookie spring make over, and we’ve expanded the actual growing area of our plot by around 75% by weeding, tidying and pulling back the masses of black plastic floor covering laid down for the winter, to reveal quite a sizable plot. We’ve…

First Post

I’m not a fan of this technological age. I’m not on Facebook or Twitter, and I don’t own any gadgets which have the prefix ‘i’. You might wonder then, why I’ve started my very own blog ! The answer is simple. Last year, Mr O got himself an allotment. It was to be his project,…