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what next for these tomatoes?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:18

what size pot to put in, and how deep?


will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 21:36

Hi Forester. when you open it up - do you open it all the way up or just part way to get some air in ?

how much time do you need for an allotment

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:59

Hey Vic. yeah they are on a year basis, paid by a direct debit each month. ill definitely be making the most of the balcony. i have 4 weeks to do a bit of research and see what i can get on there.


Help me decide on plants please, newbie here :)

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:31

is that a barbecue on that bit above that little raised bed? looks precarious and a health hazard for drunken parties!

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:24

Sorry to hijack the thread a little - but does anyone have their tomatoes in one of these now? i have tomatoes on the windowsill still. i have a thermometer ive put inside the plastic growhouse and early morning it seems to be dipping below 10c - too cold? i do have a fleece cover, which i could use at night and take off in the mornings.

how much time do you need for an allotment

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:16

i should also add. the flat does have a balcony - although sadly this only gets sun til around 11am, so id be limited with what i could grow on there but at least i should be able to see some green from the living room assuming i choose the correct plants for shady balconies!

how much time do you need for an allotment

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:14

Hi Vic

This is the thing. yes the raised beds aren't cheap but money isn't everything. there are good benefits to be had, such as social interaction with other people, which is good for me at this moment in time having recently split from a long term girlfriend and starting from scratch in many ways. the spaces would be more manageable for me and its pretty close to where ill be living.

im still unsure about it but its definitely a possibility ..

how much time do you need for an allotment

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:22

Hi everyone, thanks for the comments and advice. it is exactly what i suspected it would be - i am more than prepared to put graft in, thats not an issue. the issue is the time in doing it. i have to be realistic and be honest with myself. im just not going to be able to do many weekdays, and even weekends i couldnt guarantee something else wouldnt come up.

there is another thread i have where there are city centre plots you can rent. they are expensive at £8 per month for a 2x1 metre raised bed, though if you take 3 raised beds it comes out at £5 per month per bed. still dear compared to an allotment but being about 20 mins walk away from where i will be i could devote more time to going there. before work, after work, lunchtime ... it would be much more convenient and obviously there would be less space so its more manageable. 

personally i eat a lot more salad, herbs and fruit than i do veg, which is also a problem as fruit needs quite a lot of space!

oh what to do ...

plant suggestions for a shady balcony

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 17:10

had a reply back - its £200 / year for 3 plots, so thats about £5 per 2x1 metre plot ..


how much time do you need for an allotment

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 14:08


so. i will be moving into a city centre flat next month, no garden. the council have kindly given me a list of allotment sites and numbers to call for them around the city. I have yet to take it further though as i'm not 100% sure whether it would be worth my while. i work full time and have other commitments during weekday nights, so in reality id have maybe all weekend and one weekend evening during lighter nights at the most to be on the plot. is this enough time, to make the most of the plot, in anyones experience? anyone with an allotment here, how often are you there/how much timer per week and what kind of return from the plot can you get?

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