Allotment: Wiggling Worms

For the past few weeks we have been spending lots of time at the allotment, enjoying the gorgeous weather and spending time with friends. It’s been a bit cold for the past few days so I thought it was about time I posted again!

With the allotment we have been learning as we go and this week we have been looking at making our own compost.
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We made a compost bin and discussed how compost is made. I decided to purchase a wormery so the girls could see for themselves at home how worms help the composting process.

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We also looked at some really interesting books called Wiggling Worms at Work and Yucky Worms. Both books are very informative but if you’re looking for something with a bit more of a story to it then Yucky Worms is probably the better one to get out of the two.

We are very much engrossed in our allotment at the moment and it’s so rewarding watching it come together. We’re looking forward to it being a relaxing space to spend time in as well as getting to eat our very own grown vegetables!

Do you have an allotment? Or a space outside (or inside) where you grow vegetables? We would love to see them so please feel free to share over on our Facebook page.

Allotment: The Beginning

So last year we took on an allotment. I was unable to do much with it at the time as I was heavily pregnant but because they are so hard to come by I couldn’t turn down the offer when one became available.

Now I’m not pregnant anymore I’m excited to get started on creating a magical space for us to relax on stressful days.

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This is just a quick post to start tracking our progress. I’ve included some pictures from last year when we started as an introduction point. I really feel that gardening is one of those skills that all children should have the opportunity to learn – knowing how to grow your own food is just as important as knowing how to cook it!

We found and carefully removed a few frogs while we were weeding our plot. I’m hoping to build a pond for the wildlife at some point. Having a pond with frogs is very useful for controlling the slugs without having to use nasty pesticides.

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We hope you’re all well. If you have an allotment or a garden then please do share your ideas over on our Facebook page! We would love to see your spaces for inspiration!