Growing Diary 2010

Can you grow as much on a balcony and window sills as on a London allotment? On 1 May 2010 I started weighing the harvests from my London flat to try and find out!

According to the National Society of Leisure and Allotment Gardeners, a 300 square yard allotment produces £1564 a year. As most London allotments are half this size, I set the target at half this: £782.

After twelve months, the total value grown was £899.99 ($1,480), weighing 83.66 Kg

Click on the months below to see photos and details of the harvests, the successes and the challenges!

May 2010

June 2010

July 2010

August 2010

September 2010

October 2010

November 2010

December 2010

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011











Each week, I estimated the value of the food based on Ocado prices, I explain how I calculate this here.