Frequently Asked Questions

Why are allotmore plots smaller than a traditional allotment?

We find the sheer size of the traditional plots a bit dauting, they take a lot of maintence and life can start getting a bit stressful trying to keep all the weeds under control. We hope that our 5m x 6m (that's around 16 x 20 feet) plots are manageable and still large enough to produce enough veg to keep you going. Our comfy clubhouse and provision of tools means that you don't have to take up vital space with a shed or compost bins. You will also have an area of the fruit cage, greenhouse. If you get started and find that you really do need more space please let us know. We will do all we can to accommodate your needs.

How much is the monthly subscription fee?

Click here to see the allotmore membership options.

Does paying my monthly fee mean I own my plot?

No, the monthly fee pays for the allotmore services and club house and for access to the plot but doesn't give you ownership of the land.

Why can't I put up a shed?

We have put a lot of time and effort in making the clubhouse a place we hope you will like to relax after a hard days digging so hopefully you won't feel the need for your own shed.

What animals do you have on site?

At the moment we have pigs which have been clearing the land for the plots. They did such a good job and we liked them so much we decided to keep them on and have a go at raising them for meat. We also have a small flock of ex- battery hens which we keep for their eggs. We have just added some Turkeys to our menagerie and we are growing them for Christmas. We think it is really important to know where your food comes from and to eat happy meat. The animals provide a great attraction for kids and a lovely distraction for grown ups.

Do you sell any produce from the animals?

Yes, we usually have plenty of sasauges, bacon, chops and various roasting joints available. Please ask at the club house or mail us for availability and prices. Eggs are also available from the clubhouse.

Can I feed the animals

They would love you to, any vegetable scraps from your plot are fine, but please have a chat with us first about anything else as they do have dietary requirements and we want to make sure they don't eat anything they aren't supposed to however much they make big hungry eyes at you!

Are you organic?

We don't have an organic certification but the land has been fallow for a long time and has been cleared using pig power rather than chemicals. We discourage the use of chemicals on plots as they may get into the air and soil and effect your neighbours plot.

What tools do I get the use of?

Garden forks, Spades, Trowels, Hand Forks, Rakes, Hoes, Wheelbarrows and Kneelers. Bamboo canes and string are also freely available.
If you think we are missing something vital let us know.

Do you have bike parking facilities?

Yes, we have an area for bikes.

If I want to bring a specific tool that you don't loan out, Can I leave it there

Certainly, but at your own risk I'm afraid, we're only insured for our own equipment.

Do you sell seeds?

A range of seeds will soon be available from our clubhouse.

Can my child have a small plot?

We can for free, board of a small section of your plot for your children to have their own area. Or for a £5 per month they can have a 1m x 2m plot of their own in the Nursery Garden.

Why is more expensive than our local allotments.

allotmore members get much more for their money than you would from a traditional style allotment plot. Your plot comes pre-cleared, pre-weeded, and pre-rotavated, a traditional allotment will require clearing, digging over and weeding (a task which can take days). The site is surrounded by deer and rabbit fencing to protect your crops. We will be on hand to weed and water when you are away and you will have access to tools and advice. The club house is a much more luxurious than a traditional site. There is always drinks, cakes and biscuits available, we have wifi and we even have a toilet.

Contact Us:

Jo Bellingham

tel 0774 053 0245

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