Limited Space? Tips for growing veg in pots, pans... whatever you've got

Limited Space? Tips for growing veg in pots, pans... whatever you've got

Back when I was a student, I had a summer job working for the National Citizenship Service with the Challenge.

My role was pretty fantastic, because I’d get to visit multiple community projects with a group of 15 young people who were 16 or 17. We visited companies, nursing homes and community projects.

My role was to be in charge of the bus money, get the young people to and from the venues and could give permission for them to pop into grab a Subway “so long as they were quick and ate everything so there was no evidence that I’d let them sneak off”.

Pretty important role, really.

The majority of the visits were as follows:

1. A representative of the charity or business enthusiastically explains who they are and what they do. They show photos or props of who they help and why

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5 things I learnt as an Allotment Newbie

5 things I learnt as an Allotment Newbie

Back in March 2018, I got the keys to my allotment plot. My plot is on the edge of a beautiful park and a five minutes walk from the flat we were supposed to move into in March, but ended up moving in November (but, hey, that's another story!)

I took on half a plot from March to September, and as I didn’t have a full year with the plot, I only paid £31. Bargain! Before this, I had only ever grown a few vegetables in pots on my patio. Stuff like tomatoes, lettuce and beans.

 This is what I learnt in those first few months on the allotment:

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