Lincroft Meadow’s Wartime Allotment

Throughout the spring and summer, our residents have enjoyed plenty of gardening, including growing their own fruit and vegetables in our wartime allotment! One of the categories in this year’s Porthaven Garden Challenge was to create an allotment harking back to the war years when people were encouraged to practise self-sufficiency and grow their own food.

We’ve had a brilliant time creating the allotment which has been instrumental in helping our residents recall some of their fondest memories from both childhood and adulthood when they would grow their own produce and tend their gardens.

Pictured is Alice planting some leeks and onions – we’re looking forward to seeing if the judges are as impressed with our efforts as we have been.