Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The first day

The introduction

Hey all I am Ami, me and my partner (Mic) decided to start an allotment. There was a few reasons for deciding to do this.

1. Never having to buy veggies again.
2. We have an apartment and I wanted to get my fingers dirty
3. To get us out and about more. I was getting so pale from lack of sunlight I was looking ill:P.

It took us around 2 weeks to find us the right place. In the end we decided on a nice allotment in Baarn. 60 Euros a year, 5 Euros for membership (which we can use to get cheap items) also a 25 euro deposit which we will get back when we hand the plot back.

This is the photo we had of our plot when we first got there on the first day. We had the choice of two plots and this one we picked. It is a 10 pole (125 Square meter) size plot. At the top end of the plot there is an overgrown bush, nettles and a load of metal fencing which is overgrown by blind weed. Also there is a pile of overgrown black sand which will come in useful. We have decided to start from the front of the plot and work towards the back.

This is a photo of the plot after the first day. We spent around 3 hours there, checking soil, meeting the neighbours and starting to dig the land over. Quite hard going to start with as we was digging dry ground but then someone told us the method of watering the ground to dig. As you can tell we a total newbies at this :D

Everyone is welcome to give us tips as we are totally new to this and would be nice to get some conversation going. I will be trying to update this place every time we go to the allotment so 1 to 2 times a week over the winter.


  1. We are pale from lack of sun and have been out on the plot a lot - what a summer!

    1. Haha its not been as bad over here in Holland. I'v herd back home in England that the crop has not been good because of the stupid amount of rain. Also thanks again for coming to check us out:D