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My First Allotment


By nanteos


September 2008 saw me take on my first allotment in Wednesbury, West Midlands where I live. From the outset the allotment holders couldn`t have been more helpful to a `newbie` like me. Dont be afraid to ask and I certainly took them up on that offer.
By December my plot was covered with a good layer of horse manure which is delivered free from local stables and then i had it rotivated in by members.
The new year brought anticipation of what to do and plant first along with watching the gardening programmes on tv and reading up the books I had for Christmas.
Its now April and my first crop of broad beans are up, canes are in place for french climbing and runner beans. I have trenched 1st 2nd and main crop potatoes as well as trying some under black plastic as an experiment.
I have just got in from preparing a trench for sugarsnap peas lining it with soaked newspaper topped with fresh manure and soil. I need to put in stakes now for the pea net.
I am sowing a succession of spinach and have just planted parsnips.
We are lucky that a member here who can get us water butts so my order will allow me to cut 3 in half to make tubs for flowers and herbs as well as having a good supply of water.
Hope this wasn`t too boring.

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No it was'nt boring hope all goes well on your allotment, & wlcome to GOY.

14 Apr, 2009


welcome to of luck with your new adventure :) of watching the growth of your garden. Thank you for including us in your adventure.

14 Apr, 2009


I have enjoyed your blog, it is not boring
Hope you have a great time on your allotment
welcome to GOY too, i'm a newbie too and everyone is so friendly and makes you feel so welcome

14 Apr, 2009


Have fun on your allotment and keep us all posted on what is happening

14 Apr, 2009


A lovely blog and welcome to GoY.

14 Apr, 2009


Nice blog and good luck.

14 Apr, 2009


You certainly sound well organised,enjoy and good luck............

14 Apr, 2009


Welcome nantoes,
How lucky are you to get an allottment, I've now been waiting, 18months for one, could be years yet, down here,in Filton, bristol. Please keep us posted with how you get on, im really intrested, x

16 Apr, 2009


Yep, well done on getting the allotment! Lucky you having horse manure delivered for free! Wish someone would come along and put some on my garden!

You seem to have made a good start anyway, show us some piccies when there is something to see, lol!

20 Apr, 2009

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