Eating is obviously a very important part of a hobbit’s day, the second breakfast is one of nine meals a hobbit will partake in on any single day. But there was no such thing as a supermarket in middle Earth, a hobbit would have to grow his own food in order to fill his pantry!
We speak to Andrew Newman, the hobbitsecondbreakfast.com web-developer, who has recently got himself a plot on the local allotment in Bristol. We asked him a couple of questions about his land, and why such a small plot of land can bring a whole alotta joy…
Q1. Why did you get yourself an allotment
As I am working at a computer for the majority of the week, my allotment gives me an excuse to get outside and get some fresh air. Also I like to cook, and the idea of using ingredients that I had grown myself seemed fantastic.
Q2. How long have you had it?
Not that long, about 5 months – so just enough time to start get everything into shape ready for next year!
Q.3 You’re quite young, isn’t the allotment a more mature person’s game?
I am the youngest there, but all my fellow growers have been great – giving me advice and handy little hints and tips. Everyone down at the allotment enjoys the camaraderie that comes with growing your own produce alongside others.
Q4. What are you planning to grow?
I’m going to start with the basics – tomatoes and potatoes, and maybe a few herbs. But I’m also quite tempted to grow some hot chilies!
Q5. When are we expecting to see the results?
Fingers crossed – next Spring!
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