Posted: 06/02/2012 at 17:13
Really pleased to hear you have. at last, got an allotment and good advice given by the other respondants. This isn't a direct answwer to your question but I have been an allotment holder for over 30 years and (at the risk of sounding patronising) I have seen many people come and go and really hope you succeed. Yes definately grow potatoes, onions (from sets) and, I would suggest any other non-root crops i.e. courgettes, tomatos, lettuce during the first season. However my main advice is to prepare the soil slowly and thoroughly, plant in the part you have well prepared so that you get a reward from your efforts, then continue to work your way across the rest of the plot. There is nothing more demoralising than quickly digging the whole plot, it looks great at first, but then finding a green carpet of weeds after a couple of weeks. Good luck.
PS Does anyone know a remedy for Leek Moth?