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Posted: 23/05/2013 at 09:37

Thanks wonderboy that's great. I recently saw seedlings pots being made out of old newspaper which I think I will try this weekend. 

penny savers

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:48

There are a few new veg growers me included out there, so I thought I would start a thread to gather some tips on how people save money in their garden/allotment.

I have started a nitrogen feed with nettles pulled from my allotment.

Spoke nice to a cafe owner getting their old coffee grounds for compost and egg shells to deter slugs.

swap seeds with fellow allotment holders

here are a few things I do to start everyone off, whos next ? I will add more as i remember them


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 21:00

well I have ordered some kale seeds to try, ive got some onion set ready to plant straight out. most of the ground is now prepped phew. I just need to section my space and decide whats going where. Most of the seeds started inside are doing well, going to sow somethings straight out so i must remember to leave space for whats still in the house. I hace probably sown too much inside but I think there are a few newbies on the allotment so I can always share if I have too much.


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 13:23

Well started digging out my allotment ,area has been a bit run down so found loads of glass and bricks . Got my fruit canes in yeah. I've had most of them for a couple of years so they are pretty hardy. Saw couple of large bees about too so yeah pollinators. My seedlings are starting t come up inside, but I have a lot of digging to do before I can start sowing and planting in the ground 


Posted: 26/04/2013 at 13:17

I'm in Glasgow, hoping to start digging on sSunday . Managed to barter for free wood, going to work on free coffee grounds for fertiliser and free eggshells to deter the slugs. So hopefully will get a good bit dug out this weekend and build and maybe plant a little next weekend. Think I might try kale as suggeearlier an earlier post was reading up on it and may be a slightly easier one to start with, I've also got onion sets and going to start some seeds inside not sure which ones.thanks again for all your advice


Posted: 24/04/2013 at 09:54
Thanks for all the advice, got supplier of free wood sorted to create raised beds so I will will hopefully make a start on Sunday digging ground if Mr sunshine blesses us with an appearance pretty wet at the moment. Just need to get on and draw out my allotment plan so excited


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 15:28
Thanks for the reply, I think I'm going to sit down and make a plan. I want to try to plant so I! can get a steady harvest and not just a one off. I think I'm just greedy when it comes to veg haha I want it all but I know its not realistic. Will keep posting how i get on and what gets put in ground this year


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 14:13
Hi I am about to take on my first allotment in scotland and I want to grow everything. I have some experience growing veg in containers but never anything of this scale and I can't make my mind up. Any advise on what tends to survive better. Many thanks
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