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A second allotment!

 
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Christine



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: A second allotment!  Reply with quote

I've taken a second allotment again it seems. What fun. At lest this one isn't a clearing job. It will allow me grow more spuds, try out cauliflowers and leave room on the original plot for things like pumpkins and butternut squash. Many plans.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with it i hope you reap what you sow
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Rick & Carol



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, hope it does well, shame you don't live here, I could certainly find you a bit of field to fence off & tame for a produce rent.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with your endeavours, Christine.  
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Christine



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I took the key and unlocked the gate for a tour of close inspection. The soil needs a bit of help - it's not seen compost since Noah was an apprentice joiner but has had a bit of well rotted chicken manure here and there. There's some still in the container and chickens haven't been on there for a few years.

But if that's all that needs doing then it's a blank canvas. Good for the tougher stuff and next year will be better.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good , i have two Allotments ,my second one was in a similar condition except that it full of mares tail. and couch grass 3 years of digging and clearing roots and its starting to look a bit better , this year its getting a load of cow dung into it , and hopefully i will reap the results this year .
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couch grass will die from weedkillers but mares tail - we say around here never let it see a Sunday (in other words weed it out regularly).

Yes a lot of us have had the war with an overgrown allotment! But time and labour do help a lot confused.


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