Yet another newbee

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Yet another newbee
« on: February 23, 2018, 17:09 »
Hello

As of 18 months ago I had never had an interest in crowing veg or plants for that matter, any suggestion I would get an allotment would be laughed off.

How did I get here? Attended a lecture at local gardening club on how to grow veg using pots. Subscribed to monthly mag, did some research & came across square foot gardening. Created 3 raised beds and grew lots of different veg onions,garlic,tomatoes,peas (which never got indoors for eating),runner beans, chillies,peppers and salad amongst others. Hey I can do this!

Saw an advert for a great deal on a second hand 10 x 6 greenhouse which is now at bottom of my garden. What a pleasure to have own grown salad over Christmas.

After planting broccoli in raised beds I found I did not have enough space so went and got an allotment plot.

Took over a well looked after plot with mini orchard 6 tree + current bushes, strawberry bed, fruit cage & small shed last October.

I have taken on Charles Dowding way and will be following it. So far I  have added 3off 12ft x 4ft 1 off 12ft x 3ft raised beds using scaffolding boards. All have been filled with manure & compost and been left covered up over the winter. I intend to add another 1 off 12ft x 3ft & 3 off 8ft x4 ft raised beds.

I have 2 compost bins (dalek type) on the go.

A few weeks ago another plot holder said there was an abundance of seed weed on the beach, so off we went and came back with 3 buildersí bags full.

Colin (North Norfolk coast)

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Re: Yet another newbee
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 18:50 »
Welcome to the site and forum Colin  :)

Sounds as if you have a plan and know what you are doing - for now at least. The plot sounds nice.
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Re: Yet another newbee
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 19:12 »
Well Colin, I can diagnose a lifelong love of GYO  :lol: Welcome to the forum, where we all understand this  :D :D

Your new plot sounds very good!

Pictures are always welcome btw  :nowink:
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Re: Yet another newbee
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 19:14 »
Hello and Welcome.

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Re: Yet another newbee
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 20:06 »
Another bitten by the bug, you know itís terminal donít you lol. Sounds like you got very lucky with your plot, enjoy, nice to hear some plots get handed over in good condition 😊
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Re: Yet another newbee
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 20:58 »
Great to hear your enthusiasm. Hope you enjoy your time on the plot; you never know, some peas might make it to the kitchen this year 😁

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Re: Yet another newbee
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 08:37 »
Welcome to the forum.  Sounds like you were lucky with your plot  :)

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Re: Yet another newbee
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 07:27 »
Here is an update with some pictures of the orchard, veg beds, frame & tatty end (donít look).

Only planted spuds so far but the green house is full to busting with young plants.
Beds April.jpg
Orchard April.jpg
Allotment April Tatty end.jpg
Frame 2.jpg

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Re: Yet another newbee
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 08:18 »
It all looks really tidy with lots of work gone into it and ongoing  :)


 

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