I’ve just discovered a useful new website called Seed to Plate. It’s designed to make growing vegetables easier than ever – great news for a novice gardener like me! I’ve just got an allotment so I’ll be needing all the help I can get.
The site asks you three basic questions: What food do you like to eat? How much space do you have? How much time can you realistically spare each week? Enter this information, then the website takes seconds to process it before coming back with the perfect plot for you. It shows you dimensions and a planting layout to follow.
You can edit your plot by removing any veg you don’t like, then Seed to Plate will devise a personalised sowing/harvesting calendar so you know what to do and when to do it. There’s also an online shop where you can buy everything you’ll need for your new plot. It’s not just for allotment owners – even if you’ve just got a balcony or a couple of window boxes, you can use this clever site to make the most of what you’ve got. Right, where are my gardening gloves? And I’ll be needing my not-necessarily-essential-but-gorgeous vintage trug, naturally… – EllieTweetRead more →