41 episodes

Amy and Chay, the podcast hosts, have allotment plots in Milton Keynes and London since March 2021 and decided to start a podcast in 2022! The 'Allotment Diaries Podcast' is a podcast that aims to provide an honest look at what it's like to own an allotment plot. It discusses what has worked well as well as what has not worked so well. The podcast will also feature interviews with other allotment holders about their experiences and allotments, as well as special guests. For more information or to submit a question, please email allotmentdiariespodcast@gmail.com.

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Amy and Chay, the podcast hosts, have allotment plots in Milton Keynes and London since March 2021 and decided to start a podcast in 2022! The 'Allotment Diaries Podcast' is a podcast that aims to provide an honest look at what it's like to own an allotment plot. It discusses what has worked well as well as what has not worked so well. The podcast will also feature interviews with other allotment holders about their experiences and allotments, as well as special guests. For more information or to submit a question, please email allotmentdiariespodcast@gmail.com.

    EP.38 | Chat with Kumud Gandhi, a food expert and the author of 'The Garlic Story'

    EP.38 | Chat with Kumud Gandhi, a food expert and the author of 'The Garlic Story'

    This week's guest is none other than Kumud Gandhi, a renowned food scientist, keynote speaker, published author, food writer, broadcaster, and the founder of 'The Cooking Academy.' As National Garlic Day approaches on April 19th, 2024, what better way to celebrate than to listen to Kumud who is a garlic expert who recently released a book 'The Garlic Story'.  The Garlic Story, is a unique cookbook that focuses on a single, humble, and often overlooked ingredient: garlic. The Garlic Story highlights garlic and shows readers how to use this underappreciated allium to transform their home cooking.
    Kumud also discusses her garden design and influences. Also, in this episode, Amy and Chay are perplexed about how to say when someone sows seed outside in the ground.

    In addition, to commemorate National Garlic Day, Kumud has generously donated a copy of her amazing book for giveaway. Please visit our Instagram page to find out how you can enter the giveaway.

    If you want to learn more about Kumud Gandhi than, please visit her website : https://kumudgandhi.com/


    If you have any questions you would like to ask us or would like to collaborate with us, then please contact us on: allotmentdiariespodcast@gmail.com.
    You can also follow our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
    Allotment Diaries Podcast is a podcast that examines what has worked well and what hasn't worked so well when it comes to having an allotment plot. It seeks to give an honest insight into what owning an allotment plot is actually about.

    • 40 min
    EP.37 | All about allotments with Jonathan Moules.

    EP.37 | All about allotments with Jonathan Moules.

    In this fantastic episode, Amy and Chay have the pleasure of speaking with Jonathan Moules, an allotment holder from East London. 

    Jonathan Moules is a newsletter editor for the Financial Times and writer of The Week Ahead. He also writes about business education and entrepreneurship and hosted the FT podcast Start-Up Stories, which aired for five seasons. Jonathan has become a recent allotmenteer and, interestingly, has begun publishing monthly articles about allotments for the FT. Jonathan discusses the process of getting his article idea on allotments approved and how it relates to entrepreneurship, business, and start-up companies. 

    More specifically, Jonathan discusses how the last 18 months have gone since obtaining an allotment plot and what his future plans are. He also offers tips and advice for those new to the wonderful world of allotments.

    Jonathan will be publishing articles about allotments on a monthly basis for the Financial Times. Here is Jonathans first ever article on allotments for FT:
     https://www.ft.com/content/a7689391-2d3c-42fa-b09a-b2554d7ba4f6If you have any questions you would like to ask us or would like to collaborate with us, then please contact us on: allotmentdiariespodcast@gmail.com.
    You can also follow our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
    Allotment Diaries Podcast is a podcast that examines what has worked well and what hasn't worked so well when it comes to having an allotment plot. It seeks to give an honest insight into what owning an allotment plot is actually about.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP.36 | Chit Chat about Seeds, Sheds, Garden Shows and Curry!

    EP.36 | Chit Chat about Seeds, Sheds, Garden Shows and Curry!

    This episode, Amy and Chay discuss what they've been up to recently with their plot. Chay discusses a problem with his shed roof and the seeds he has purchased for this year.

    They also talk about seed storage and whether they save seeds or buy new ones every year.  Finally, they reveal the next guest for their upcoming episode!

    The Allotment Diaries Podcast is currently running a competition to win a pair of tickets to BBC Gardeners Live, which will take place in Birmingham from June 13 to June 16. To enter the competition, please visit: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4d51dzqZJI/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
    If you have any questions you would like to ask us or would like to collaborate with us, then please contact us on: allotmentdiariespodcast@gmail.com.
    You can also follow our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
    Allotment Diaries Podcast is a podcast that examines what has worked well and what hasn't worked so well when it comes to having an allotment plot. It seeks to give an honest insight into what owning an allotment plot is actually about.

    • 38 min
    EP.35 | From Ballet to Garden Design with Andy Peasgood.

    EP.35 | From Ballet to Garden Design with Andy Peasgood.

    In this episode, Amy and Chay speak with Andy Peasgood, an incredible ballet dancer who has decided to pursue a new career in horticulture and garden design. Andy discusses his time dancing, how he got into dancing, and what led him to the world of garden design, what his passion is, and what he's doing to achieve his new goals. 
    Other aspects of the conversation revolve around the climate disparity between Andy's current location in Scotland to the rest of the UK. Andy and Chay also discuss the issues with some developers and new homes that do not take into account the promotion of wildlife and nature when designing the landscape. Andy also offers some interesting and insightful advice on garden design on a budget.

    To follow Andy's Journey, you can find him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andypeasgood/


    If you have any questions you would like to ask us or would like to collaborate with us, then please contact us on: allotmentdiariespodcast@gmail.com.
    You can also follow our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
    Allotment Diaries Podcast is a podcast that examines what has worked well and what hasn't worked so well when it comes to having an allotment plot. It seeks to give an honest insight into what owning an allotment plot is actually about.

    • 1 hr
    EP.34 | Allotment Plans for 2024 and some Passionate Rambling!

    EP.34 | Allotment Plans for 2024 and some Passionate Rambling!

    In this week's episode, Chay and Amy briefly discuss their plans for their allotment in 2024. Amy discusses all of the vegetables she plans to grow this year, as well as when she intends to sow them. While Chay's growing plans aren't as detailed, he does mention one vegetable that he really wants to grow!

    Chay discusses some recent news articles about allotments and how he didn't necessarily agree with them. 


    If you have any questions you would like to ask us or would like to collaborate with us, then please contact us on: allotmentdiariespodcast@gmail.com.
    You can also follow our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
    Allotment Diaries Podcast is a podcast that examines what has worked well and what hasn't worked so well when it comes to having an allotment plot. It seeks to give an honest insight into what owning an allotment plot is actually about.

    • 37 min
    EP.33 | Chat with the Plantgrow Gardengram Ball Organisers!

    EP.33 | Chat with the Plantgrow Gardengram Ball Organisers!

    In this week's episode, Chay and Amy meet the wonderful Kim, Kathryn, and Jamie, who have organised a non-profit Plantgrow Gardengram Ball in the hopes of raising money for the Green Finger Charity and bringing people who are passionate about gardening together to meet, greet, and socialise. 

    This episode provides a fascinating look at how the idea came to be, what the evening entails, and who the special guest is. We also learn a little bit about Kim, Kathryn, and Jamie, who have all given up a lot of their time to organise this for an incredible charity. 
    The PlantGrow Gardengram Ball is a non-profit event held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, in Nottingham.
    If you want to attend the Plantgrow Gardengram Ball, you can book your tickets here.If you would like to find out more about the amazing work that Green Finger Charity do then please visit here.If you have any questions you would like to ask us or would like to collaborate with us, then please contact us on: allotmentdiariespodcast@gmail.com.
    You can also follow our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
    Allotment Diaries Podcast is a podcast that examines what has worked well and what hasn't worked so well when it comes to having an allotment plot. It seeks to give an honest insight into what owning an allotment plot is actually about.

    • 44 min

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