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Recent Entries to this Blog Moved on
Posted: 29 Apr 2009
Onion sets are in
Posted: 04 Apr 2009
Started planting
Posted: 01 Apr 2009
Allotment Rotovated
Posted: 30 Mar 2009
Digging finished
Posted: 29 Mar 2009

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Moved on

Category: First time allotment owner | Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:11 pm

Well people things have moved on in recent weeks greenhouse is now finished, and thanks to a freecycler I got enough bubblewrap to cover the bit I'm using as the main part of the greenhouse. Peas, cauli, brocc all in, oh and loads of weeds. No pics yet will post when I have them sorted.

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Onion sets are in

Category: First time allotment owner | Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:15 pm

My onion sets are now in, I think that is it for a while, just waiting for things to grow before we plant out. I think we are going to make a start on the greenhouse, we have now decided that the potting shed area will be in the lefthand side as you look at the photos, we are going to get some ply board 8' x 4' which should cover the sides and leave some glass in so we have plenty of light coming in, we will put clear corrigated plastic on the roof again for light.




This is what the potting end of the greenhouse should look like.


( photo / image / picture from Coopes's Garden )






( photo / image / picture from Coopes's Garden )





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Started planting

Category: First time allotment owner | Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:47 pm

Well guys I've started planting, I've got my raspberry canes in, and my potatoes, early's 3 rows second early's 1 row and 2 rows of main crop.
pics added.

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Allotment Rotovated

Category: First time allotment owner | Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:17 pm

It's done, the allotment is rotovated. I have also layed a path down the middle of the two allotments. I have cleaned out the greenhouse for when I start the big repair job. Photos have been added for those interested.

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Digging finished

Category: First time allotment owner | Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:54 pm

Well it's done, the digging is finished. Tomorrow a very kind gentleman is going to rotovate for me. We have now decided on what we are going to grow, but not where about on the allotment we're going to grow, courgette,cauliflower,broccoli,potatoes,leeks, cabbage,asparagus,lettuce,spring onions, red and white onions, radish, peas, beans (french), we also have some strawberry and raspberry plants. I don't know if we will get much more on the allotment.

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Update

Category: First time allotment owner | Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:23 pm

Well, digging is nearly finished, I have dug right up to the greenhouse on the right hand side leaving about a meter to use as a path. The last few yards were tough, loads of creeping type roots not sure what they are, but will try to find out. I also put a door on the greenhouse, so that is more secure now. We had a delivery today bags of compost, it was great we all lined up and carried it into the allotment site shop, really good quality compost and a good price as well.
will have to have a bag of that.

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Allotment first timer

Category: First time allotment owner | Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:02 pm



( photo / image / picture from Coopes's Garden )
Well here it is, my very first allotment plot.( well not actually mine,) I was number eight on the list but I helped a mate dig over his allotment, got to know people on the site, which helped me get the allotment from one of the members who was not really interested in all the digging.
I can now see why he wasn't interested, with all the bindweed and other weeds I have had to dig up, but getting there. There are loads of pictures of the allotment on the forum, I will post more on here as well.
I also started a small plot on my back garden 4mx4m raised bed, I bought small 6x4 plastic greenhouse from B&Q, it was one that had been built up and on show for two years, was a little damaged, so got it for £50. I did a small repair on the opening window, just like new now.

In the greenhouse I have tomato seeds broccoli, cauliflower, and I have put some peas in to start them off, my wife has also bought some flower seeds, dont ask me what, no idea. I also got a water butt off a mate, trouble is I have water running off the garage and the games room (shed) so fills up very quick, I have to keep emptying it when it rains.





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