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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

Hi all,
Newbie to the forum. We grow some veggies at home and just took on an allotment in June. Nothing much happening on the allotment this year. Hopefully next year we'll get some nice produce from it.
Looking forward to reading through all the posts here.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I am new to this too. An allotment is a great idea. You would be amazed what you would fit into a small space. I have very little experience but my advice to you would be to concentrate on producing what you can eat rather than producing what you can.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Good luck with the allotment, plenty to do this year in getting it ready for the spring. I think I would be doing the infrastructure works now rather than doing it at the same time that you should be tending the soil and plants. That was the mistake I made. Mad rush ensued when I didn't have the time for it. You could be working the soil now, weeding, stone removal (much easier when the soil is dry) and working in manure. Not knowing if you are adept at making things or buying instead but you could be using the time to make fruit cages, raised beds, water supply, crates for storage of surplus produce, shed, greenhouse, polytunnel, cloches, pea and bean supports, compost bins etc. etc.
I know that I would rather be looking at these jobs done and finished by March rather than starting them.

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