First day of owning an allotment! It’s all rather exciting. Even if I haven’t a clue about what I’m actually supposed to do. I think digging would be good.  Soil feels heavy but I’m refusing to believe that it’s clay. I’ve been told it’s very fertile by Peter, the very nice but slightly mad site manager.  Failed to do anything today due to not having any tools. Must pop down to Homebase for a spade.  

 

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    FlightBuff on 07 November 2005 at 16:54
    A warm welcome to 20six. I notice that the date was over a month ago. How’s it been going since then, assuming that you bought a spade.

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    Mildew on 08 November 2005 at 10:54
    I’ve bought a spade! But I’ve yet to use it. A fork is much better. I’ve managed to get most of the essentials now including a strange cultivator thing that’s crap, but was only a couple of quid from Wilkinsons.

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    FlightBuff on 08 November 2005 at 13:06
    I shall follow your allotmenteering exploits with interest. Cheers.

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    johnhumphries on 08 November 2005 at 14:41
    Yes, a good spade is really important for the first year, though some people go over to a ‘no dig’ method once they have removed all the persistant weeds.
    http://www.goodgardeners.org.uk/pages/Movingbeyondorganic.pdf
    do you get much wildlife on the site?

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