Welcome to my blog.
The Allotment Glutton is where I share allotment anecdotes, potting shed politics, plot experiments, harvests & seasonal Plot2Plate recipes for maximum exploitation of fruit and veg gluts.
My garden and allotment plots are based in St Leonards on Sea, near Hastings, East Sussex.
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My recipe index will grow as produce is harvested from my plot, so check back regularly.
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My name is Angie and I live on the South Coast of England with my young family. I have been gardening for almost 40 years and tend 10 rods split over two plots.
I first got into gardening as a child when a green fingered neighbour introduced me to growing flowers in my front garden. Other than my mother growing a few roses, runner beans and peas in the front garden, not many of my family ever gardened, but somehow I developed this interest and it has stayed with me all my life.
I use my allotment to help me subsidise our living costs. Now that I am raising my family, we only have one income and I enjoy growing and cooking my own food. We are not vegetarian, but eat vegetables regularly to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to my allotment, I have a garden at home which mainly contains ornamentals, although also has a cherry tree, fig, grapevine and couple of apple trees. I also keep ex-battery hens in the garden.
I decided to set up this website when I realised that there weren't many online sites which offered allotment and seasonal recipe information side by side.
2012 wasn't the best gardening year for the UK, with its higher than average rainfall, but like all gardeners, I am an optimist and am looking forward to the 2013 cultivating year!
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