Welcome to my experiments in self sufficiency blog. With no garden my self sufficiency experiments happen on my half allotment plot. I started learning the basics of growing food, starting spring 2014. In my posts I write about the high’s and low’s, what works and what doesn’t. I also experiment with solar panels but with no home roof or garden to place them in these solar experiments are a bit limited. Click here to view my self sufficiency posts.

Self Suffiency

My main experiment in self sufficiency on the allotment is the building of my south facing greenhouse / shed combo in which I hope to extend my growing season to make full use of the allotment plot. I want my self sufficient plot to be tap water free but I may not accomplish this till 2016. This is my rainwater harvesting and storage system. This self sufficiency experiment is still under construction. I’m also converting my allotment plot to the deep bed method of growing.

My budget for this build is limited so I try to use items wombled on Freecycle and Freegle when possible.

Finally please consider a donation to my Virgin Money Giving page to raise funds for bowel cancer research. Bowel cancer took my mothers live in the 80’s.  Here’s my UK bowel cancer research  blog post.

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