A blog about vegetable gardening in a city, allotment recipes and attempts to become self-sufficient against all odds. We hope you enjoy these pages and invite you to follow our journey as we endeavour to chart the difficulties met when seeking a self-sufficient lifestyle in an urban environment. Our journey began in the summer of 2009 with the smallest of plots – approximately 30 square metres of land running along the side of the bungalow we are renovating.