Preparing allotment beds

How to start an allotment

Find out how to start an allotment from scratch, including when and how to start clearing.

When your name comes up on the allotment waiting list, you may imagine a plot of neat rows of vegetables left by the previous tenants. However, allotments are often left untended for a few months before being passed on, and are therefore rarely in good shape by the time you reach the top of the list.

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