We regret that subscriptions to Your Allotment magazine are now closed. All known outstanding subscriptions have been reimbursed.

Advertising with us

No further advertisements are being accepted for Your Allotment magazine. We would like to thank the many advertisers who have supported us over the years – especially our regulars.

Fancy trying someone else's produce for a change?

If your peas aren't ready, your broccoli has been eaten by caterpillars and the birds got your strawberries, why not try the next best thing to homegrown: your local farmers' market? All suppliers at London Farmers' Markets have to grow, catch, rear or make what they sell and are continually monitored for quality.

In addition to fruit and veg - and fruit juice - London Farmers' Markets sell fish, most of it caught from off the south coast; meat; cheese; bread and cakes; eggs; and honey. For more information and to find your nearest farmers' market, click here.

Allotments online

If you want to reach the wider allotment world, and chat about allotments online, why not visit the Allotment Garden web site?

This national site, run by an allotment afficionado in Wales, includes allotment diaries, photographs, and advice about growing vegetables, fruits and herbs and includes a chat-room forum.

Feed the birds

Although pigeons may be the most unwelcome pest on an allotment, many growers
are attune to the rhythms of the natural world and encourage birds to visit
their home gardens. If you're looking for the ideal bird feeder and feed to put
in it, why not check out Farbrook Farm? They even have bird boxes which may just offer a home to a sparrow, nuthatch, wagtail or robin.

Gardeners' voice
The benefits of NSALG

Is your allotment a member of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners? If not, it should be, for NSALG is the only full time professional organisation that speaks for allotment growers everywhere. Owned, managed and funded by its members to protect, promote and preserve allotments, NSALG provides information and advice for allotment societies and individual members.

Click here for information. 

Investing with us

Regrettably in the light of our closure we are no longer seeking external investment, but if anyone publishing in this field is interested in folding our extensive editorial archive and other resources into an ongoing publication, please contact the editor to discuss your proposition.

Message to our readers

It is with great regret that I have decided to close Your Allotment magazine. Although the publication has gone from strength to strength since its launch in July 2011, with the October/November 2014 issue being the best yet, the lack of interest from wholesalers who serve High Street newsagents has severely hampered our ability to distribute and market the magazine.

I have really enjoyed researching and writing everything in Your Allotment and have met so many wonderful advertisers, retailers and readers – many of whom I now count as friends – and learned so much about growing fruit and vegetables in the process that I will miss working on the magazine.

However, despite giving up all my other journalism work at the end of 2013, I have not had been able to do some of the things I had planned to do because of the time devoted to Your Allotment. In addition, I have taken on more space at my allotment and joined the site committee, both of which will mean more work. In short, producing the magazine has become less of a pleasure and more of a chore – and I believe that is the time to call it quits.

Thanks to all the advertisers and retailers who have supported us so loyally and particularly to our readers, without whom Your Allotment would never have existed in the first place.

I am hoping to persuade another publication to take regular articles on allotments, so watch this space. But in the meantime, if you or anyone you know needs any written material, online or in print, or would like to 'mine' Your Allotment's back catalogue, do get in touch. I am also available to speak on all aspects of allotments, or on my experiences in setting up and running Your Allotment magazine. My new email will be

Yours sincerely

Marcia MacLeod
Editor & Publisher