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galina

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Re: A place for newbies to introduce themselves.
« Reply #1000 on: March 25, 2019, 14:09:02 »
Sorry no, but welcome to the forum anyway. Hope you get your allotment really soon now that sowing time is starting   :wave:

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Re: A place for newbies to introduce themselves.
« Reply #1000 on: March 25, 2019, 14:09:02 »

Tee Gee

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Re: A place for newbies to introduce themselves.
« Reply #1001 on: March 25, 2019, 15:50:23 »
I live just over the other side of the hill in Huddersfield!

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johhnyco15

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Re: A place for newbies to introduce themselves.
« Reply #1002 on: March 25, 2019, 16:55:56 »
no im a sunshine coast man tendring peninsula hope you get a plot soon and fill it with fantastic veggies and sweet fruit welcome to A4A
johhnyc015  may the plot be with you

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Re: A place for newbies to introduce themselves.
« Reply #1003 on: April 11, 2019, 08:11:39 »
Hi, we have just got a plot in Great Yarmouth. Busy digging up couch grass and dock roots. Managed to  get some early potatoes in. Hoping to make a brassica bed next and a raised bed for carrots and  parsnips.  A friend has given us a shed so hopefully we can get that across to the plot and put up soon.  Saturday we have a trailer of horse manure coming and we built a bin for it to go in and rot down. Getting fitter by the day  :icon_cheers:

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Re: A place for newbies to introduce themselves.
« Reply #1004 on: July 11, 2019, 13:33:02 »
Hi all, I have just got my plot this morning.

I live in Thornton in West Yorkshire, I had been on the waiting list for a while. But after spending considerable amount of time chasing the Council, I was asked if I wanted to view a vacant plot. The last on the site :)

So I have been down to the site this morning and pleased to say I have accepted the plot. There is a lot of work to do, as its been vacant for years, but the council have strimmed it and cleared most of it down.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/B6Nj1hY4N1wB7n1t9 is a link to what I saw this morning. Now the fun begins , we (my family and I) are looking forward to getting stuck in.

Main jobs for next few weeks are:
Clear some of the grass and weeds, so I can start to make a couple of raised beds.
Put up a fence round the plot (thinking pallets)
Identify the few bushes growing and see if we should keep or remove.

Very new to Allotments, and open to all advise etc.

Regards

RavenUK

galina

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Re: A place for newbies to introduce themselves.
« Reply #1005 on: July 12, 2019, 09:12:59 »
Good sized plot RavenUK, congratulations.  And welcome to the group.  What is the soil like?

If you can manage to make a bed you are still in time for sowing autumn crops, like beetroot, turnip and other fast growing stuff, mooli radish and definitely lettuce.  A second bed a bit later could give you late harvesting or even overwintering crops like endive, salad, rocket, cress, land cress etc.   It might be good for morale to have something homegrown to take home very quickly, even if the rest of the allotment is not up and running yet. 

As the weeds will take over again very fast, it is a good idea to cover with black plastic to prevent weeds germinating.  It makes it easier to prepare the ground later when you get to it.   

Does the adjoining allotment holder know what the bushes are?  They must have seen them year round.   Can't tell from the pictures without closeup.

Wish you lots of energy and good luck. 

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RavenUK

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Re: A place for newbies to introduce themselves.
« Reply #1006 on: July 12, 2019, 12:08:04 »
Many thanks @galina ,

I am going down tonight after work and then all weekend. I am trying to get a fence up and then at least one bed created.

Not sure on what the soil is like.

I am going to ask the site rep about the plot next to mine. As when we met, she said that the chap is looking to give up his plot this year. As he's not been down much and is struggling to keep it up. She said that I had first refusal of moving to that plot if it comes up :). Which as its got a shed, greenhouse and several raised beds and fully fenced off, I would jump at the chance.

However I will still crack on with my new plot, as until it happens I am not counting my chickens.

I will continue to take more photos and update.

Regards

Raven