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Thread: 1st year of allotment. Best strategies.

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    ESBkevin is offline Cropper
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    Jun 2015
    Mid Suffolk


    With cardboard you want the brown corrugated stuff. peel off and tape and remove staples as applicable. Avoid any white printed retail type packaging where there is a photo of the product etc. this might contain elements you don't want in your soil. Times are improving and lots of modern inks are soya/vegitable based, others are produced in China so beware.
    Industrial and retail estates are a good source, see if you can get a pallet or two while you are about it, they come in handy for lots of things like building compost bins, seats, raised beds etc.
    Furniture stores and white electrical goods stores tend to have a lot of brown cardboard.
    Gillykat and Chestnut like this.

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    greenishfing is online now Cropper
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    My advice is to get something planted as soon as you can. When you can see things growing it gives you the impetus to carry on when the work seems endless and the weather conspired against you.

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