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    Been invited to choose a plot today, yippee!!!

    That is all for now.

    Ear bending advice required soon, once I have cleared the countless weeds!

    Thanks in advance.

    Chris
    My new website for allotment beginners www.theallotmentshed.co.uk

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  • #2
    Take photos.

    Get one with most sun - even if it looks worst. You can improve the soil but getting more sun is harder.

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    • #3
      I think alldigging has hit the nail on the head.
      Ali

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      Some days it's hardly worth chewing through the restraints!

      One bit of old folklore wisdom says to plant tomatoes when the soil is warm enough to sit on with bare buttocks. In surburban areas, use the back of your wrist. Jackie French

      Member of the Eastern Branch of the Darn Under Nutter's Club

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      • #4
        Maybe see what weeds are growing on it, some are hard to remove such as bindweed and marestails. Others might be useful such as nettles and comfrey (to make teas with, to feed the plants.) Try and make a plan before you get digging. Good luck!
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        • #5
          Congratulations!!!

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          • #6
            Come on Chris, tell us what your new lot is like, please
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cue the Toms View Post
              Been invited to choose a plot today, yippee!!!

              That is all for now.

              Ear bending advice required soon, once I have cleared the countless weeds!

              Thanks in advance.

              Chris
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              • #8
                Waiting waiting.................
                Ali

                My blog: feral007.com/countrylife/

                Some days it's hardly worth chewing through the restraints!

                One bit of old folklore wisdom says to plant tomatoes when the soil is warm enough to sit on with bare buttocks. In surburban areas, use the back of your wrist. Jackie French

                Member of the Eastern Branch of the Darn Under Nutter's Club

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                • #9
                  My ears are still ringing so I will try and be of help
                  My new Blog.

                  http://jamesandthegiantbeetroot.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    Sorry to keep you waiting, I've been camping with the family all week..

                    The plot is great, 5 rod, in full sun gently sloping to the SW. It is full of weeds but nothing to serious that a strimmer won't clear with ease. I plan to attack it tomorrow in preparation of some xmas and winter veggies. One side is against a solid flint wall SW facing..Ideal for Rasberries???

                    So, come on then, tell me the best spuds ETC to plant for now and in the next few weeks please?

                    No holding out with your advice please, I'm so exited lol!!!

                    Chris
                    My new website for allotment beginners www.theallotmentshed.co.uk

                    My Facebook page Please take the the time to "LIKE" https://www.facebook.com/theallotmentshed

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                    • #11
                      South west facing might be a bit warm for raspberries. They prefer it cooler and part shaded I find. How high is the wall?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rustylady View Post
                        South west facing might be a bit warm for raspberries. They prefer it cooler and part shaded I find. How high is the wall?
                        Thanks
                        Between 4/5 foot.

                        Chris
                        My new website for allotment beginners www.theallotmentshed.co.uk

                        My Facebook page Please take the the time to "LIKE" https://www.facebook.com/theallotmentshed

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                        • #13
                          Grape Vine, or espalier / fan trained fruit trees?

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                          • #14
                            Tomatoes..

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                            • #15
                              Ok, so day one completed on the allotment... Nobody warned me not to strim whilst wearing shorts My shins are bloody sore

                              I remembered to take a photo after strimming half the plot


                              This was after I had finished the first shift


                              Found some strawberries in the black pots which was nice.

                              My plot neighbours appear to be very friendly and helpful which is great. Had to hear all the latest gossip as well, although that isn't my scene at all!

                              I just need to decide how to plan the beds out now. Get a shed, greenhouse/polytunnel and some tools.

                              Very pleased so far.

                              Chris
                              My new website for allotment beginners www.theallotmentshed.co.uk

                              My Facebook page Please take the the time to "LIKE" https://www.facebook.com/theallotmentshed

                              Follow on Twitter The Allotment Shed @TASallotment

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