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By Jewells

Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom Gb

Happy New Year everyone, wow 2009 already. my question is this i have aquired an allotment and i will be digging it over asap and basically i have trawled through some books but if ther are any experts out there could you pass on to me what goes into the ground and when very basic i know but i have no idea. i will be growing nomal veg lots of salad and some fruits please help!!! thankyou jewells.



Well done, I'm still on the waiting list.
Have a look at the gardeners world web site or pick up either grow your own mag or amature gardening. All of these have tip's timings etc for what to do and when.

8 Jan, 2009


Hi Jewells,
Plan your allotment. Divide it into 4 parts, one for small plants, lettuce, onions beetroot, radishes etc. feed with blood, fish and bone 2 weeks before sowing. 1 part for potatoes, use well rotted compost.
1 for brassicas, put lime on before planting.
Leave 1 part fallow, but you can grow marrows on heaps, use compost.
At the top you may have rhubarb, soft fruit etc. this is a good place to put a shed.
Down the east side grow runner beans with well rotted manure.

8 Jan, 2009


Hi Jewells, Doctorbob has just about got it summed up to a T. Follow his advice and you cant go wrong. Good luck with the veggies

8 Jan, 2009

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