Hello from Erith

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Hello from Erith
« on: May 29, 2019, 08:54 »
Hi!
I知 new here and just started work on my new allotment last week.
Lots of work and I知 very impatient, wish I could just clear it ASAP and get growing but I guess it値l take a couple of years of work and trying a layout etc. It currently doesn稚 have a shed either so that痴 sth to look into building.
I made a start though, compost bin and a few plants are in!
Anyway, thought I say hello!
Anyone else here from Erith, SE London?! :)

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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 10:37 »
Hi and welcome to the forum  :) 

Congratulations on your new allotment.  It will take a bit of time to get everything as you wish, but that is all part of allotment life  :)

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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 16:15 »
Welcome Jiras410. Take lots of photos so you can record your progress!
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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 18:14 »
Welcome 👋🏻👋🏻

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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 06:38 »
Welcome. I'm a hugh fan of compost so thumbs up for making the compost bin one of the first things. I'm a bit on the impatient side as well but have learned over the years that steady as she goes often brings the best results. Saves your back as well.  :)

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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 06:46 »
Hi there, slow & steady wins the race plus you live to stand & garden another day if you don稚 do it all & damage yourself. Compost as I知 sure you致e already found out from any research you致e done is the single best thing you can add to your soil, once it is well rotted be it manure or straight compost it adds so much as a mulch, keeps in moisture,saving you watering too much, keeps weeds down & feeds the soil. Enjoy
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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 08:18 »
Hi, welcome to the forum. I'm just as impatient but it will all come together in time. Start to make plans, consider crop rotation and what you would like to grow. Exciting times!


My half plot: https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=130340.msg1516199#msg1516199

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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 18:43 »
This probably shows my priorities but here goes.
1. Shed
2. Single burner camping stove.
3. Kettle.
4. Chair.
The shed stops your car from becomming a mobile shed.
The rest allow you to take a breather and just enjoy your surroundings.
Oh and an old trick - a hole just a bit larger than a milk container, lined and filled with cold water keeps the milk fresh.


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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2019, 19:28 »
A warm wellcome to the forum  :D

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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2019, 19:32 »
Welcome to the site and congrats on your new lotty  :D

If you pop your general location into your forum profile, it'll help us remember whereabouts you are when we chat about growing stuff  ;)
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Re: Hello from Erith
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2019, 13:32 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. Having an allotment is wonderful, and I am sure you will not regret your decision, It is hard work, it is frustrating, it is sometimes disappointing, but on the whole, it is a fantastic place to go, do a bit of work, have a ponder and generally recharge your batteries

Oh, and you also get that great excitement of growing things you can actually eat and enjoy too :D :D :D
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