Kitchen Garden


There is a general, but unfortunate, consensus that gardening is an activity to take up when you retire. Once your kids have flown the nest, you’ve paid off the mortgage and are no longer enslaved to the 9-5. But to wait years, decades even, to grow your own food, is to miss out on one of life’s greatest pleasures – not to mention a whole load of nutrients.

I was eight months pregnant when I first took on an allotment. By the time my third child came along, most people, including my partner, questioned

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