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Top 10 Beginner Plants to Grow on an Allotment

If you’re thinking of starting work on an allotment, you might be wondering what plants you should grow. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 plants for beginners to grow on an allotment.

1. Potatoes

Potatoes are a staple of most diets in the UK and are incredibly easy to grow. This wholesome, filling vegetable is ideal to have on hand in your own allotment. To help you get started, click here to read our complete guide to growing your own potatoes.

2. Lettuce

A nice, refreshing salad is the perfect meal in the warmer months and your own allotment-grown lettuce is the perfect base. These plants are beginner friendly and ideal to grow on your little plot of land.

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most commonly grown foods in UK gardens – imagine what you could achieve with the space of an allotment! They are an incredibly versatile food with loads of uses – however you use them, it’ll be even more satisfying knowing you grew them yourself.

4. Runner Beans

If you’re a runner bean lover you may have noticed their increasing prices in shops. To combat this, why not grow them in your allotment? Not only do you get to save a bit of cash, but you’ll also feel how rewarding it is to grow your own food.

5. Wildflowers

For some versatility amongst your fruit and veg, why not also grow some wildflowers? They create gorgeous displays of colour on allotments and are incredible for pollinators. On top of this, you could cut some for a display in your home or a gift to a loved one.

6. Cucumbers

Another salad staple, cucumbers are great for growing in UK allotments. As long as you provide them with some support and the correct care, you should be able to harvest plenty of your own cucumbers for salads and pickling.

7. Herbs

Never underestimate how useful it is to have a selection of fresh herbs on hand. Whatever your preference – basil, thyme, mint – herbs are a great addition to an allotment.

8. Peppers

Peppers are another versatile vegetable, with plenty of sweet or spicy options. These plants are relatively easy to grow by yourself and it’s incredibly satisfying to watch the peppers ripen into beautiful shades of orange and red.

9. Strawberries

For a touch of sweetness in your allotment, strawberries are a great addition. With so many varieties to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect strawberry plant for you.

10. Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are great additions to loads of dishes, and equally nice to snack on by themselves. Try growing them in your allotment for your own harvest of fresh peas.

Updated on May 21, 2024

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