Welcome to my blog! That’s me, Jane Merrick, and my daughter when she was a baby. My allotment is Plot 35a, tucked away somewhere in South London. I learnt my vegetable growing from my Dad, and my love of flowers from my Mum. I grow veg, fruit, flowers and herbs and one day I hope to make wine from my grapevine that doesn’t taste like vinegar. Sometimes I get my other half, Him Indoors, and our daughter, Girl Outdoors, to visit, but most of the time it’s just me and the birds. In 2015 I was a judge for Britain’s Best Allotment competition. When I am not at my plot or on the school run, I am a columnist for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.