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Re: Re: just joined and started my own allotment

Another thing is. Don't bother buying a new greenhouse (you will need one of these). There are plenty of second-hand ones about, a lot cheaper or even free. Try to get your hands on one of these - you will get plenty of help to erect it from your new friends. It will save hundreds of pounds on a new greenhouse. By the way, the reason it took so long to prepare my second part of the allotment was because 1) I was looking after and planting in my older part and 2) the weather was crap, and its difficult to dig in wet conditions.

Re: Re: Re: just joined and started my own allotment

thanks for getting back to me..............and thanks for the advice.......its much needed

take care and hope to speak soon

Re: just joined and started my own allotment

don't know if you are thinking of getting hens? if you do make sure you keep a healthy supply of dandelions - also sow thistle if you can keep it going - for them in the winter. I am very keen on weeding and very little survives my attention. Got the hens this summer and now have no greens for them!

Re: Re: just joined and started my own allotment

No, I won't be having any livestock. I have enough with my hubbyLOL. I can imagine what will happen to them when they stop laying - I would be overrun with chickens.

Re: Re: just joined and started my own allotment

just added you to msn

Re: Re: Re: just joined and started my own allotment

One thing which may be of use when you have done some of the clearing and preparing to grow crops. Plant poatatoes as a first crop, breaks the soil up and leaves it in good condition.
Apologies if you already know this

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