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    You need to make a few more posts Tyrone before you can post piccies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone87 View Post

    I will dig it up which in my eyes is a big job (25ft by 50ft)
    Don't try to do it all in one day either or you'll just kill yourself My plot is 90ft x 35ft and when I first dug it over I took a couple of weeks to do so. Small sections at a time and weeing thoroughly as I went.

    Main thing is to NOT let it make you feel overawed by the amount of work you might feel you have to do but, instead, to enjoy it and keep that image of how fabulous it'll look in the summer

    Allotments are fantastic fun and THE Best thing I ever got!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillykat View Post
    Don't try to do it all in one day either or you'll just kill yourself My plot is 90ft x 35ft and when I first dug it over I took a couple of weeks to do so. Small sections at a time and weeing thoroughly as I went.

    Main thing is to NOT let it make you feel overawed by the amount of work you might feel you have to do but, instead, to enjoy it and keep that image of how fabulous it'll look in the summer

    Allotments are fantastic fun and THE Best thing I ever got!
    Yes drinking plenty of fluids with all the exertion is important. You might also want to take out any nasty weeds as your digging as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norfolkgrey View Post
    yes drinking plenty of fluids with all the exertion is important. You might also want to take out any nasty weeds as your digging as well. :d
    Howling!! LOL
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    Robert Milne would approve, he swears by urine: in his book Organic Vegetable Growing. He quotes Shirley Hibberd from 1863 "A given quantity of land sown without manure yields three times the seed employed ... twelve times with human urine ..."

    Though I would be disappointed if I only got 12 peas for every pea sowed but for garlic and shallots it would be good.
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