In the past we had some success growing vegetables but living in a typical 1930's terraced house our garden is quite small. We grew tomatoes in grow bags at the edge of the decking, potatoes in a large sack and onions in our flower bed. The children's swing set takes up the rest of the garden.
We saw an advert for allotments in the window at our youngest's preschool and decided to enquire. It took a little time but a couple months later we went to have a look. The plot had been neglected and was heavily overgrown with weeds and grass but there was 3 plum trees, blackcurrant bushes and a pear tree sapling. There were also several large raised beds. We saw the potential and in September 2013 we became the proud owners of plot 45.