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  1. horticultural_hobbit's Avatar
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    Hi, Juy,

    Same here, I spend an hour a day after school, and then most of the weekend. Have just planted some over wintering red onions, and await some Garlic, White onions and shallots. The plot has taken alot of preparation.there are also some broadies. It is however very easy to be disheartened when the soil doesn't play ball!

    All being well, with spring I should able to to sow more.
  2. juy's Avatar
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    hi.i share your enjoyment of first being told you have an allotment.this is my first year and found my gardening very different to more seasoned members.Most of the other holders had lovely straight rows of veg while i heard mine being compared to a patchwork quilt -which i didnt mind one bit as i am not a straight row sort of person.i grew pototoes,cabbage(i am irish afterall),carrots,parsnips,turnips,leeks,lettuce,b eetroot,spinach,onions,peas and beans and garlic.i also have fruit bushes and lots of herbs which i am busy drying at the moment.i only have about an hour a day to spare but its amazing what you can do when you enjoy something.We are lucky to have free muchroom compost delivered to the site and i have been given a gift of aload of horse manure-have still to get my son(non veg eater)to collect it for me-might take the promise of a shepherds pie to convince him(never fails),juy
  3. horticultural_hobbit's Avatar
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    Cheers for that! have found plants of distinction too.
  4. Brenda Christie's Avatar
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    I grew an aubergine called Listade de Gandia last year (seed from Plants of Distinction) They are purple and white striped and looked almost too beautiful to eat. I found they did okay in both my small greenhouse and in a plastic 3-tier job. They did take quite a time to be big enough to pick but were really tasty. I recommend them.