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KG’s Olivia Peace chats to top gardening bloggers from the world-wide web. This month she meets Kirsty Ward of mylittleallotmentsite.


Meet Kirsty Ward, a rising star in the world of allotment blogging. She started gardening in April 2017 as a means of improving the state of her mental health following a difficult time in her life, and soon realised she was enjoying being outside more than she thought.

Newly harvested red onions – not bad for a beginner!
Kirsty Ward with her first crop of kale

You got the keys to your allotment in April last year and from then on you were hooked – what made you go for an allotment in the first place?

It was a mixture of things that made me decide to apply for an allotment. I have always fancied growing my own fruit and vegetables and from being a young girl I have some memories of going to the allotment with my dad. My dad has always grown his own vegetables in whatever space he has had; even if it’s just growing runner beans in the garden during summer, he has always grown something. So I guess this has always subconsciously played a part in me wanting to have a go at growing my own.

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