Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:54
All good advise from above.
I got an allotment at the begining of February and have gone down each weekend for a few hours in the morning Saturday and Sunday, it's suprising how much can be done in a short time. Go home though when you get fed up and do as I did start several projects at the same time ranging from hard work to easy pessie, you can then move from one to the next depending on how much effort you want to put in that visit.
If the plot is anything like mine was, there will be times when you just don't know where to start...focus on one area and ignore the rest of the plot.
Make a mental note of to hard to do jobs...digging up couch grass was one for me... so after putting in a fence at the top of the plot dug the ground roughly, put in lots of muck and have covered with black plastic, that was an easy pessie job.
Check the weather forcast the day before you go down...no point in going if it's going to rain on and off all day with no shed to shelter in. On these mornings I dismantled pallets at home for raised beds and have made a gate to take down tomorrow.
Invest in a bucket to sit on or check out the pallet thread and make a bench. Have lots of breaks, take some water each day and be prepared to change your plans for the plot as it developes.
Take pictures each month to witness the change.
Good luck and happy growing.