I'm a 37 year old full time mum of two and wife to Chris. I've been gardening for about two years now so still very much the novice. I don't have an allotment but instead dug up half of my garden to accommodate a couple of small veg plots and a greenhouse, in addition to container growing and sticking stuff where there's a gap!! I try to grow a variety of produce for use in my kitchen including herbs. I am very keen on the methodology of companion planting and "plant where you find a gap" gardening and encouraging beneficial wildlife to my garden through the planting of flowers, etc - I like a bit of pretty in addition to my veg!