The Allotment Diaries

A Year of Potting, Plotting and Feasting

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Ebook
  • Pages: 224
  • Price: £6.99
  • Publication date: 4 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857658609

About the book

Anyone who’s ever spent their weekends, evenings and even lunchtimes at the allotment will delight in Kay Sexton’s stories of life at the Voodoo Plot and the entertaining characters that keep her amused throughout the year. As the plot thickens and the growers thrive or struggle to flourish, there’s an abundance of year-round horticultural advice for any kitchen gardener, with month-by-month sections on sowing and growing, crop care and allotment tasks, what to harvest and tried and tested seasonal recipes. Along with numerous helpful tip boxes, Kay’s diary takes you through a year in the life of an allotment site, from mulching to munching and everything in between.

About the author

Kay Sexton is based in Brighton and teaches allotment skills. She plans to continue indulging her addiction to all things green and/or fl oral until they invent a Twelve- Step Programme for those who grow their own.


'Mixed in with the humour is an abundance of year-round horticultural advice for any kitchen gardener.'

NFU Countryside Magazine