I am Mrs Steelfreak.
We steelies have 1/2 an allotment. It is a hundread yards from our house, It is a hobby for all of the family.
Steelfreak - digging, heavy work.
steelie kids - seed planting, planting, watering and harvesting
Mrs steel freak - weeding, organising, making picknics for (allotment breakfasts and dinners)
Steelfreak has kindly dug, collected and spread muck over the last few months. He is rotivating tomorrow. He knows that I have had a massive baking session and that there are lots of lovely treats in the freezer.
The kids planted, garlic, onions, leeks and cabbages in September. These will be ready in a couple of months. We are currently eating purple sprouting broccoli, yummy. our triffid (globe artichoke)is getting bigger.
cabbages, cauliflower, yellow, purple and green french beans, carrots, beetroots (choggia), melon, cucumber, butternut squash, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers.
There is rather too much to list.
I like to grow unusual things that cost a lot in the shops we have lots of raspberries.
Last year we grew lettuces in grow bags, which were so proliffic as i picked leaves as needed, thet the little steelies were very happy when they bolted.
We love having an allotment, but from my point of view, they are a big comittment in the growing season, but the rewards for our family are countless.
just grow something, anything, and enjoy eating it.