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    PepperMonster is offline Seedling
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    Default Hello!

    I'm the new(ish) proud custodian of an allotment. Technically my Dad's allotment but he only seems to be interested in building things on it so I get to be in charge of all the plants (and weeding...). We got it in November and have cleared lots of rubbish and weeds and it is a few hour's work away from being ready to go! 'll post some pictures later when I work out how to do it from my phone. But I thought I'd say hello in tbe meantime. This place is full of useful advice and experience and pops up in most of my fruit and veg related searches so it was about time I signed up.

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    Welcome along.
    Keep posting. Need a few before you can upload photos
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    PepperMonster is offline Seedling
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    Aha! The forum will have to wait a little longer to see my glorious patch of mud then...

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    Hi and welcome.
    As Baldy says, keep posting and we'll soon be able to see your mud and your Dad's constructions!!
    What do you plan to grow this year?
    Garden like a Chicken
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    PepperMonster is offline Seedling
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    Hi!

    As my name suggests I will be growing various peppers, although probably not at the allotment. I have a small greenhouse at home for that and tomatoes.

    I plan to grow lots of peas, courgettes, various oriental greens, different types of radish, potatoes, various lettuces I've collected, soft herbs, sweet peas, some dahlias phlox and cosmos, various beans, a few winter squash and some Italian greens like rapini. I'm also going to give melons , oca and quinoa a go as I have the space.

    Dad wants sprouts, rhubarb and "a fruit cage" so I've ordered some raspberries and currants to fill it ; )
    And I've got an order in from my nan for beetroot.

    I don't like and have never grown sprouts or beetroot so that will be interesting...

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    That's a good selection - plenty to keep all the family happy.
    Beetroot are like large "radishes" with edible leaves that you can add to your salad and give your Nan the roots.
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    Garden like a Chicken
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    If beetroot is as easy to grow as radishes I'll be happy!
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    Welcome to the vine

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