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    Peppo is offline Germinator
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    Default we just cleared our new allottment!

    Got the allottment last week!

    Last weekend we just cleared it. Two days of hard work for myself and my lovely wife.

    What to plant now????

    I know the season to plant is coming to an end, and it's our first go, so I'd go for something safe rather than exotic.

    Peas, runner beans, french beans, broad beans, potatoes...?

    Advice welcome!

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    alldigging is online now Early Fruiter
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    Go to the garden centre and see what plants they have waiting to be bought.

    You can start loads of stuff still. The weather has been so bizarre this year you stand a good a chance as anyone else of getting a harvest.

    Radishes, lettuce, spring onions, are a few things you can get stuck in as seeds now.

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    Thanks, alldigging. Good advice.

    BTW we are in sunny Oxfordshire.

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    you can pick plants up from farm shops, garden centres and the like.

    I went and got some carrots and parsnips that where well on theri way the otehr day to counteract the ones I put in three weeks that havent germinated.

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    stick some beans and squshes in,they got two chances,especcially courgetts/marrows,winter brasicas,sweede???some flower/herb seeds have a google,then in a few month time it will be overwintering onions ext,fair enough they do not keep,but will give you some over winter focuse plus earl onions,you can always freeze any surplas,so you got some to go at untill the summer ones are ready,

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    Hi, Well done on all your hard work

    What Lottie Lady said ........ good advice - you've got plenty of time to get stuff in!

    Happy growing.
    T x

    Crikey it's chilli in here. Let's turnip the heat

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    I've just been browsing through this, which might give you some ideas:
    Vegetable seeds to sow in June

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peppo View Post
    Last weekend we just cleared it.
    Well done.

    Now get it all planted up or covered, or else it'll be covered in weeds again by July
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    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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