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    BlazeRavenwolf is offline Germinator
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    Default Just took on a second allotment

    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)
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    Lots of fruit bushes and cut flowers
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    What do you grow on your other plot?
    You could add in a few trees, maybe hazelnut bush... different fruits - maybe tayberies, loganberries etc. permanent asparagus bed?
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    One for permanent stuff like fruit bushes and trees, rhubarb, asparagus and the other for annuals that need more attention.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
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    Just what I was going to suggest....permanent fruit and nuts and lots of flowers ( to encourage bees/insects) flowering at different times of the year.
    Maybe a pond and insect houses ...the sort of place wildlife would choose to overwinter?

    Try and make it low maintenance too

    Good for you taking it on. Espesh if no-one else wants it!
    On our first site we accidentally ended up with 3full sized allotments!!
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    Nicos, I can see me doing that and ending up with 3 or more plots lol, i know there are actually 2 more plots available lol
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    It all depends, but what everyone else have said is perfect. Maybe see if you can have bees? I'd go for asparagus in droves, because I love that.... and a huge amount of beans lol
    Chickens maybe?
    I quite fancy the idea of having chickens on mine, but it's a lot of work to do it properly, and avoid rats.

    How exciting! I can imagine me and my friend might expand to two allotments after the first year too lol

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    they look like large plots, maybe cattle rather than chickens

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