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    NovicePlotter is offline Germinator
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    Default Help..... New allotment

    I'm sure there are lots of people who will be able to help me. I've just taken on a rather overgrown, unloved allotment plot. I've managed to clear most of it and even have some vegetables growing!

    I'm a novice gardener and wondered if anyone can help with what I should be aiming to do in each month like digging, fertilising, planting out etc.

    Any advice will be most welcome

    Novice plotter

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    Gooner Mik is offline Germinator
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    Default Web site to help new plotters

    I have found a site which will help you. It is owned by a Paul Owen who answered a few of my questions about allotments. www.powen.freeserve.co.uk He has a section called gardeners diary, and if you click on the month it gives you a run down on what you should be doing. Hope this helps....Mik
    Last edited by Gooner Mik; 24-09-2005 at 04:11 AM.

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    Beryl is offline Seedling
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    Default Beryl

    Hi,
    This is my first visit to this Forum. I am a very keen allotment gardener and know only too well the hard work new plotholders put into their first plots. A few years ago I set up my own allotment web site for fun. Maybe you would like to come and visit. I write a diary month by month and include as much local information as I can.
    I am sure you are going to get a lot of pleasure from your plot.
    My very Best Wishes.

    Beryl.
    www.saundersallotment.co.uk

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    Jaxom is offline Cropper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beryl
    Hi,
    This is my first visit to this Forum. I am a very keen allotment gardener
    Beryl.
    www.saundersallotment.co.uk
    Wow! I just looked at your home page and the work you and your husband have put into your allotment realy shows. Thanks for posting the link.
    Jax

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    Beryl is offline Seedling
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    Default Beryl

    Thanks Jax, Glad you enjoyed it.

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    NovicePlotter is offline Germinator
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    Default Help - New allotment

    Many thanks for the replies. Have bookmarked both sites in my favourites and will be visiting often I think!


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    NOG is offline Early Fruiter
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    For my tuppance worth I would say dont try to do to much. You don't have to get it all planted the first year. Because you need to build compost bins, tidy any trees and work out where to get free manure and loads of grass cutttings.

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    Lottie is offline Seedling
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    I have just finished my second year on my allotment which was like yours very overgrown and with lots of debris on it see

    http://kooringa.blogspot.com

    If I can do it anyone can - hope to give you encouragement and any little bits of advice I can.

    I certainly can tell you what not to do - you can see my learning curves in my archives on my blog site!!

    Best wishes, and happy gardening - its the best hobby you could have - apart from a few chickens of course

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