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Thread: 5 year wait for allotment plot ended today.

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    Does the Cooking is offline Seedling
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    Default 5 year wait for allotment plot ended today.

    Hi everyone. well, the thread title says it all - (and also five year absence from posting on this site). It's only half a plot - but seems huge to me. Has a greenhouse that needs some repair and a hut. Somewhat overgrown so that's the first thing to do.

    Then I hope to plant something, hopefully, to be available next spring.

    Any hints, advice more than welcome. I know little but am willing to learn!
    Nicos, chris and alldigging like this.

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    Take your time would be first bit of advice...
    Then maybe consider clearing some ground for some garlic and onion planting..
    That way as you continue working to clear ground, at least you know you already have some stuff growing!!

    Good luck with the allotment
    I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives....


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    Take photos so you can see your progress and cheer yourself up if it gets you down.
    And yes, take your time - I started from scratch making beds here and just did them as I needed them over an 18 month period.
    Enjoy.

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    Congrats! You have all winter to plan your new plot and get the ground work sorted before spring! there's a lot of info in similar threads, but think about what you like to eat, and what is expensive to buy.

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    Despite thinking theres not much you can plant in October you will be pleasantly surprised to find theres quite a lot you can try so its worth as has been said, planting up as you clear.

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    Jamesy, what can you plant now then?
    You may say I'm a dreamer... But I'm not the only one...


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    Does the cooking well done!! How patient you have been though bless ya!
    You may say I'm a dreamer... But I'm not the only one...


    I'm an official nutter - an official 'cropper' of a nutter! I am sooooo pleased to be a cropper! Hurrah!

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    "Does The Cooking" - well done, top marks for patience, whereabouts are you? Useful to enter some indication of location in your heading.

    Near neighbour Ancee:
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    Jamesy, what can you plant now then?
    It's really useful on this site to use the "Search" facility coz the question you're asking has been discussed loads of times and a Search will lead you to some of them, e.g.:

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ter_66763.html

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ber_67723.html

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...now_67510.html

    Also the Organic Site always has a monthly list of stuff to sow (modify depending how far north your location), e.g. see for this month:
    What to do now in your vegetable garden

    Happy sowing DTC and A....
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