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28/01/2010 at 19:40
We acquired an allotment plot very late last year. It was 4' high in grass and weeds & hadn't been cultivated for several years.My husband did most of the back-breaking work but, together, we managed to create some growing space (even using tyres in which to grow carrots) so that we harvested swede, carrots, lettuce, pak choi, herbs and a few potatoes over the winter. We now have lettuce and early peas under cloches which survived the snow, and are still cropping carrots from our tyres.Our compost bin is looking good, and to help us create more composting material I created small postcards which I put through the letterbox of all our near neighbours, asking them for all their, appropriate, organic waste and they've really come up trumps!! We are getting a large box full every 3/4 days.Maybe an idea for others to try?
Can't wait to get growing this year. Best wishes to all fellow allotmenteers!