My interest in gardening started at an early age when my dad allowed me to have a small patch of ground behind the shed in his garden. I mainly grew nasturtiums and marigolds that would get devoured by caterpillars every summer. After moving house and not having the room in the new garden, I lost interest in gardening, until I moved into my own flat in 2012. Within a couple of months of moving into my own place, I managed to get my hands on a small allotment measuring 12 metres by 5 and my interest in gardening was sparked again.
After a couple of years, I managed to get myself a much larger plot and gave up the smaller allotment. I now have a large allotment plot within walking distance of my flat, and I grow a variety of fruit and vegetables, and also keep a flock of chickens.
I would like to point out that I’m not expert, far from it, I’m very much an amateur gardener and I hope that by starting and maintaining this website, I can improve my skills and also help other people along the way.
Apart from posting updates from my allotment, I’ll also be posting stuff about my adventures about living a more self-sufficient lifestyle and my life in general, whether its foraging, hunting or just something I want to share.
If you’ve got any comments, suggestions or want to ask me something, my email is hamesy202 at gmail dot com
Alternatively, you can follow me on Twitter @SteveHames202