Free Guides

Starter Guides

Starting An Allotment Plot

A step by step guide on how to begin work on a plot, and practical tips for a first time allotment holder to reduce work and increase enjoyment.

How To Start A Plot

Essential Allotment Tools

A quick start guide on essential allotment tools and equipment, introducing what tools are needed and how much these are likely to cost.

See Allotment Tools

Allotment Planting Design

An introduction to allotment layout and grouping plants to grow together, the benefits of crop rotation, creating paths, and how a good layout can reduce work.

Allotment Layout Guide

Does Allotmenting Save Money?

Is it possible to save money by having an allotment? This article considers the start up and ongoing costs of having an allotment, versus the money a plot holder can save.

Money Saving & Allotmenting

Best Money Saving Vegetables

A selection of the top 10 vegetables to grow to save money, based on the likelihood of achieving a good harvest, and their contribution to family meals.

Money Saving Vegetables

Compost & Fertilisers

An introduction to composting at home and on an allotment, what to compost, how to use compost, and other sources of organic fertilisers to feed a plot.

Compost Guide