My First Allotment

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My First Allotment
« on: May 17, 2019, 16:21 »
Heyllo forums members and suchlike!

I grow many things at home, with interests mainly in bonsai, but I am also vegan, so eat a lot of veg and fruit, so I decided recently to apply for an allotment with my local town council, within 4 weeks I got the call that a space was available nearby.

I went to see it wednesday, expecting to fight my way through waist high weeds and rubbish... nothing of the sort, the plot was clean, and freshly ploughed, ready to use! It is a decent sized plot, gets full sun exposure all day long, and is 20 minutes walk from home, or 4 minutes in the car!

I want to save a lot of money on my food bill if possible, though I am only 5 and a half feet tall and around 7 and a half stones in weight, so I do not eat excessively, but i really do wish to produce my own food, and bypass the supermarkets altogether eventually. I will also use the plot to plant some small trees to thicken up the trunks for future bonsai trees, i have ran out of room at home so the allotment is an obvious solution.

I have grown my own tomatoes at home, as well as runner beans and potatoes, onions etc, so i have some experience, but I am sure I have a heck of a lot to learn from this forum and my own errors!

Anyway, looking forward to growing some veg very soon, and interacting on here!

By the way I live in west norfolk!

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Fairy Plotmother

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Re: My First Allotment
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 18:14 »
Hello and welcome. Sounds like youíve good a good start with a tidy plot. Good luck.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 18:39 »
Hi there & welcome to the forums. So lovely to here that some people get to take on a plot thatís in a good state,lucky you😊. Sounds like you are raring to go & that you have got some good experience already that will stand you in good stead
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RobynAlexandra

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Re: My First Allotment
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 23:10 »
Thanks for the warm welcome =)

I guess i do have patience in my favour, but little experience managing a plot of this size, i wish i had the measurements to hand but i dont yet, not even got the key to my plot so i am unable to do anything now but make lists and diagrams, but yes, i cannot wait to plant my first few rows of edibles, and i enjoy watching plants grow, aside from the bonsai i also have lots of house plants, cacti and succulents, and i even have a planted aquascape full of Anubias and other plants i do not know the name off, My bedroom is basically an extension of my garden right now, as i still have a couple of bonsai trees in here, but instead of curtains or blinds, I have my ivy and tradescantias hanging up in the window, so i am pretty much surrounded by greenery wherever i am, i even debated whether to put a tropical succulent in my car on the dash board, still might do that yet =)



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