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    What do you like to eat? And how much more veg do you want to eat in a year?

    Reason I ask is that I only grew summer/autumn cropping veg in my first year, and found that about 100m2 kept us in veg throughout late summer and autumn, so 700m2 of annual veggies would seem quite a lot unless you have a big family?

    Are you allowed trees? Any height limits? Apples, pears, plum, damson, greengage, mulberry(v big!),
    peach or fig if you’re somewhere warm. Cobnuts, walnuts(v big).
    If you space them so light gets in between, you could underplant with a range of flowers to give your bees a steady source of pollen all year round.
    Polytunnel or GH for more tomatoes, aubergines, peppers -and some winter salads and early veg slipped in before the Mediterranean stuff needs the space.

    And maybe some more luxurious things which take a lot of growing space. Asparagus you already mentioned, maybe some artichokes, seakale, cardoons, possibly a mushroom log or two under the shade of your trees?

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    Your plots appear to be full size i.e big enough to feed a family of four.

    If there are four in your family already you need to get cracking as you need another four children to make full use of your two plots.

    If you do this you probably won't have time for gardening anyway
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    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazeRavenwolf View Post
    I have had an allotment for about a year now and I have kept it very nice

    Well today I was dropping some stuff off at the allotment and I saw the secretary and after a chat I talked myself into taking on a 2nd plot, lol

    Now I am just thinking to myself what can I do with 2 plots lol, the new one has the added bonus that it has a good potting shed on it, The downside as with all neglected allotments is its full of weeds, now that won't take to long to sort out

    My main question is what am I going to do with all this space lol, My first plot is 150ft x 30-35ft and the second is about 150ft x 20-25ft (My first plot is an end plot hence why it is wider)
    That explains a lot. I thought the standard plot was 10m x 20m (33 x 66)
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    I live in the countryside plots tend to be bigger here for some reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazeRavenwolf View Post
    I live in the countryside plots tend to be bigger here for some reason
    Can you please add your rough location to the top right of your posts. Its handy in tailoring advice.
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



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    How to add location?

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    Profile- About Me - Basic Information - Location

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    Our plots here in north east lincolnshire are about 30 foot by 90. And that is certainly enough space for me, but I am still eyeing up next door, before mine is under control haha
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