Help…l need a veg plot!

23 Apr

Quick update: we have moved again and this time we have a ‘real’ garden. A lovely garden with a shed, mature shrubs and trees which back onto a lovely river. BUT…and there always seems to be a but, this garden is not mine. We are renting and although there is space to have a small plot our landlord does not want me to start digging up his grass for him.

I can’t blame him as we might only be here for 6 months. We would buy this house if he would let us but he has no wish to sell at the moment. So the house hunt continues. It leaves me, however, deprived of a veg plot and at this time of the year my heart is yearning! The waiting list for an allotment is 4 years.

I have been looking at some of your blogs and l am so envious to see your rhubarb, leeks, tomato plants and purple sprouting broccoli etc growing away. My beautiful veg plot is the single biggest thing l miss most about leaving France. Although l must admit to enjoying the extra time off l have from not having to tend to a plot and large garden, on balance l would still like to have a small plot; just enough to grow the basics without it feeling too much of a burden. I have learnt from my mistakes of taking too much on at once.

I have said this in previous posts, but without a real plot to tend l find it difficult to write this particular blog. I could, of course, just write up on Mr Middleton’s experiences in the interim and at least that would keep my blog ‘alive’. It just might satisfy my need to have a plot or it could make the whole situation far worse which is what l am afraid of.

I will give it more thought but what is spurning me on are not just your lovely comments but the huge number of hits l get every day. People are looking in and so l do feel l should not disappoint.I will look through his books again and see what l can come up with!

In the meantime, you lucky lot with budding plots, take it easy and enjoy the fruits and veg of your labours.


Posted by on April 23, 2012 in April


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10 responses to “Help…l need a veg plot!

  1. Chica Andaluza

    April 23, 2012 at 10:07

    Hi Trevor, how wonderful to “hear” from you! Was sitting here with my coffee doing some paperwork and saw a notice pop up from your blog. Shame about the landlord not wanting you to dig up his garden….! Have you looked at this Landshare scheme
    Looks interesting but not sure if there is anyone in your area. Let me know how you get on. Take care, Tanya

    • trevorhunt

      April 23, 2012 at 10:50

      Hi Tanya, Great to hear from you too! I have left a message on Landshare so just need to wait and see. Thanks. Your blog is growing so well. Truly, my hat goes off to you for your continued high level content. I’m sure a publisher must be out there somewhere that would take this on as a book, newspaper article, magazine feature…??? How is Spain? No don’t tell me as it is lashing here. Like a monsoon. Typical, as we have my Mum here for a few days. Now, what shall we do on a cold, wet April morning………?

      • Chica Andaluza

        April 23, 2012 at 11:41

        Hi again Trevor and thanks for your lovely words. Fingers crossed that Landshare turns something up for you – you just never know do you?! It´s chilly but bright here but we are off to the UK tomorrow for 5 days, so I have packed the folding brolly 🙂 And as for the book deal…something is on the horizon, but I donñt want to jinx it. As soon as things are tied up properly, will be shouting it from the rooftops!

      • trevorhunt

        April 23, 2012 at 12:54

        Wow! Good luck. Hope it all comes off. Have a great trip. Don’t forget the wellies!

  2. digger7689

    April 23, 2012 at 13:54

    Hi Rash! how is it hanging???….just a thought about your veg plot, have you tried the local allotment and asked if any body needs help and would they have any room for you to plant up a few things, gotta be worth a try if you need any seeds I might be able to help out! take it easy mate, don’t over do it! 🙂 Digger

    • trevorhunt

      April 23, 2012 at 16:42

      Yo Digger!
      Good idea as l don’t want a full size plot. Thanks for the offer of the seeds. Will let you know. Hope you’re ok. Will call you soon. X

  3. elaine

    April 24, 2012 at 07:22

    Hi Trevor – good to hear from you – it has been too long. Might I suggest a veggie garden in containers just to keep your hand in.

    • trevorhunt

      April 24, 2012 at 19:27

      Hi Elaine, Yes, l am looking at that but leaning towards the compost bag as a ‘grow bag’ and growing tomatoes, salads and herbs. At least l will have something to harvest! I will be looking in on your blog over the coming days to see how you are doing!

  4. David Marsden

    April 24, 2012 at 08:00

    Hi Trevor, really glad that you’ve re-surfaced! And are hale and hearty – if a little sad with no veg plot. Surely you could sneak in a little raised bed somewhere? We won’t tell. D

    • trevorhunt

      April 24, 2012 at 19:31

      Ha ha. David, this guy is not a gardener nor has he ever been. Its all billy basic stuff and the ‘borders’ are chocker with overgrown creeping plants of one sort or another leaving no room to put in any thing. I will stick with some grow bags for now and keep pestering my council for an allotment of some sort or another! Hope this finds you well.


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