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    I think i'd be looking to beg, borrow or steal a rotovator for 6 months if I was in your shoes - just stack the wood for the raised beds to one side and keep ploughing backwards and forwards.
    One things for sure, there's no lack of fertility in that soil, so when you get it back in hand you'll certainly be able to grow stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    I think i'd be looking to beg, borrow or steal a rotovator for 6 months if I was in your shoes - just stack the wood for the raised beds to one side and keep ploughing backwards and forwards.
    One things for sure, there's no lack of fertility in that soil, so when you get it back in hand you'll certainly be able to grow stuff.
    There is a portakabin with a rotavator on site if i need it! I just need to pay the petrol costs.
    Not a big fan of rotovators though, so I think I will give it a miss.

    The site is about two mile from my new home A bus stops at the allotments every half an hour The 'getty on' bus stop is 300 yards from my house. I haven't been on a bus for ages so If I want to, I can walk down, do a days graft and get the bus back when i am cream crackered. Even better still when I get my bus pass. I can then leave the car for OH.
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    Returned to the scrapheap today. Moved a load of pantiles out of the way and planted some lavendar bushes in front of the chicken run. I thought it might mask the stink a bit on a warm day (Not that my chooks are smelly)

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    After a tussle managed to get the auld polytunnel cover on, only to have to take it off again because it was inside out. Its been lying by the side of the frame all winter and was minging. As I had no shirt on with the heat I finished up minging and dirty! So much so that I took my soap to the standpipe and had a top end bath in cold water, that certainly cooled me down!

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    Sowed a couple of rows of two different types of swede this evening. One was a standard purple topped variety and the other was a green topped variety I've never grown before.

    I like to try new things each year. Life would be so boring without experimentation
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    *facepalm* Swede! I knew I'd forgotten to sow something....
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    Spent an hour on Saturday at my new plot and sprayed the lot off.

    Sowed lots of brassicas at the Scrapheap for to transplant in the new plot.I may just practice what I preach and not dig the new plot. I'll probably use cardboard to cover the area I am planting and just punch holes through it to plant the brassicas.
    I also have loads of Yacon plantlets so may plant a Yacon hedge between myself and my neighbour.!

    Did an inventory of my chooks I need to get rid of soon.

    My flock consists of:-

    Two Cockerels
    Two large fowl Lavander Auracanas
    Two cream Legbars
    Two LF white
    Two LF brown
    Two LF black
    Two black bantams
    One Game hen
    One white bantam
    One LF Cuckoo Maran
    One LF Light brown

    Can't take them with me so will have to advetrise them on Gumtree.
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    Called in to the Scrapheap after visiting OH as its on my way home from the Hospital.
    The reason I called there was to pick up some blue debri-netting to use on my new plot to try and save my spring cabbage from pigeons. Something has attacked the broad beans and the onion sets I planted so I might finish up covering most of the new plot.

    The old scrapheap is still looking OK and I will probably hang on to it for another year. Its full of weeds but I managed to eradicate most of the perennial weeds so a couple of days graft on a nice sunny spring days should see it looking better than most of the plots on the site.
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