The home of family friendly allotmenting

Welcome to The Four Allotmenteers, the home of family friendly allotmenting!

We’re Kate and Rob! We are here to share the story of our 4 allotmenteers, the progress of our family allotment, and provide you with all the resources we can for you to get involved too! We are super excited about the road ahead and are so grateful you stopped by.

In the middle of 2017 we had the crazy idea that, despite being busy with recent house renovations, full and part time jobs and home educating 4 children, we needed to spend more time outside ‘connecting with nature’ and should therefore get ourselves an allotment. Ultimately, we want to try and grow our own. Whilst doing this, we also hope that we might be able to save a bit of money, get a bit of exercise and help our children to learn through nature. We want them to understand more about the world around them, have a true understanding of where their food comes from and the differences between traditional growing methods and modern large scale farming.

This year we are going to ‘dig in deep’ as we’re planing to try and grow something other than the weeds currently occupying the plot. We will document our progress and experiences as a home-edding, allotmenteering family right here.

Stay tuned and see how we get on!

Recent Blog Posts

It’s Bee-n Busy…

So things have been very busy over the past month, and we have not had loads of time to post updates... Sorry! However we do have a few posts to send your way, that will help catch you up on where we are at.  In the mean time, a few weeks ago the kids (and me) got the...

Should have worn the gloves………..

Feeling very sorry for myself this evening after sustaining an 'Allotmenting' occupational injury. It came in the form of a dark, 2 winged, four legged bug. It sort me out amongst the bean canes as good tasting prey, and sunk its insect biting bit (knowledge of insect...

Bean and gone?

Had our first casualty of the allotment today. It was caused by a major ruckus between Daughters 1 & 2 and nearly resulted in them becoming casualties themselves! Started outside the house. We were heading down the plot to plant out the dwarf beans which we have been...

Bank holiday blues

It was clear that this weekend wasn't going to have the best weather.  Firstly it's a bank holiday, Secondly we're in England and thirdly the weather forecast did not look promising.  Usually any of these three is an indicator that there could be rain.  Any two of the...


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