Posted: 21/02/2013 at 06:10
Welcome Tim I see you're a Tractorboy I'm from Suffolk and have family in Ipswich (although I live near Norwich now so I have to be careful what I say). You've had some fantastic advice above - my best suggestion, to add to what others have said is 'become a regular on this Board', share your triumphs and your disasters and ask questions all the time - before long you'll find you're able to share what you've learned and help others too And really, don't be too shy to ask .... even if you think it might be obvious .... we were all beginners once and no one on here knows everything (although some know almost everything ).
I love the fact that you want to be able to take your wife some veg and flowers every week - that's allotment tradition that is - and we'll do our best to help
As Rosa says - if you didn't sow your sweet peas in the autumn (and I didn't - too much stuff going on) now's the time to do it - I'll do mine this weekend (I'll start them off in pots or root-trainers if I can find where I put them ) There's a thread all about growing sweetpeas somewhere - David K is the expert.
And Good Luck!!!