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Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 21:59
Hi Everyone, I am new to gardening and new to these forums! So hello to everyone! I was wondering what advice you could give to someone who is a total beginner in gardening... I found gardening last year to help me battle through a period of illness and dabbled on the balcony we have at our flat. I found it such a rewarding experience I thought I would put my name down for an allotment (with the expectation of waiting for a long time to get one). A few weeks later I got offered one which I took with both hands! Wen I viewed it I underestimated the amount of work involved! It had clearly been neglected for some time and the weeds were winning. I spent hours clearing it, digging up weeds by hand and then covered the whole allotment with tarpaulin. This seems to be dong the trick so far (it's been covered since August 2012). My question: does anyone have any tips about what I could grow, where to start and what to do? I love gardening (that I've experienced so far) and really want to get something looking good this year from the allotment. I have no problem with hard work (blisters, sunburn and all!!) - in fact I love a good day of work outside. Ideally I would like to grow some veg and some flowers I can cut and give to my wife regularly. If anyone can help I would be so grateful!! Thank you!! Tim
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