Impatience about vegetables.

I’m far more excited than I ought to be, because nothing has actually happened yet, and it’s quite likely that nothing will, but I had a poke around on Lewisham’s website for information about the allotments which are located – almost literally – at the end my road. Lo, it came to pass that the council still had no information whatsoever about them.

A google revealed a complex arrangement involving a Guild, and some minutes from a meeting two years ago talking about a community garden (which to my knowledge hasn’t happened), but no contact info. I called the Lewisham allotment officer lady on the off-chance she’d know something about the land, and it turns out it’s privately owned. She’s passing my information along to their contact (it’s all a bit MI5, isn’t it? THE SPARROWS FLY IN WINTER. REPEAT: THE SPARROWS FLY IN WINTER. OVER).

I told her I’m only looking for a little one – really, in allotment terms I’m looking for a tiny one – I would probably be utterly thrilled to have something half the size of my silly little garden. However, I’m sure if I end up with something bigger than I can cope with, I can find someone to share with me, as Lewisham seems to be a great baying sea of people in need of lettuce space, and too little space to go around.

So there it is. The answer to the questions “what am I going to do once the garden is finished?” and “Where can I go to do or see something interesting whenever I want, that isn’t so far from my house that just getting there knackers me out?”

I hope I don’t get kicked out for being too slow/intermittent at getting stuff done. But hey, you’ve got to take a punt, haven’t you?


About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.
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3 Responses to Impatience about vegetables.

  1. elaine4queen says:

    i took the dog on a new walk the other day, round the allotments. they were nearly all in good working use, and there were a lot of women doing stuff. i found it quite exciting. and they are not far from home, either.

    and i like vegetables.

    • chiller says:

      At least you can get into your local allotments – mine are locked up tighter than a Utah teenager!

      I’m half-really-hoping-I-get-one, half massively daunted by the idea – but I won’t let myself be daunted.

      • elaine4queen says:

        i am in two minds. i do little enough as it is, but ten might pledge elbow power. i’ve never lived near allotments before, so the issue has never come up for me, traveling being a deal breaker.

        always fancied a shed, though!

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