I thought I'd finally tell you a bit more about the project I mentioned obliquely a few days ago.
I am writing a book about my allotment: not so much an instructional manual as an amusing seasonal romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of renting a plot and growing your own fruit and vegetables (or something like that ...).
It's going to be made up of new material, plus a few carefully selected highlights (there were highlights, weren't there?!) from the archives of Horticultural. And don't worry, I won't be giving up this blog either: it'll still be home to regular updates on my allotment and garden exploits.
Here's where you come in: I am keen to hear your thoughts. So if you have a favourite allotment anecdote or horror story, top tip for growing a particular vegetable or a great post from your allotment blog you'd like to share with the world, please drop me an email with your name and a few details about yourself. Of course, if I include your tip in the book, I'll credit you and list a link to your blog. Do spread the word to other allotmenteers you know, as I'd love to have as wide an input as possible.
It won't be out in the shops until some time next year, but I'll try to give you regular progress reports on how it's going here (so far: three chapters written, several more in the pipeline).