The story so far. We got the allotment September last year (2011) and this was the state it was in. I decided to take photo's of the plot each week to have a record of the work involved. As you will see from the photo's, we have done a lot of work in a short space of time. My partner and myself are pretty much novices of doing this so I thought it would be a good idea to show off a little and make this site with gallery and blog.
When people get a new plot on an allotment, some are put off by the state that it is left in, but we are here to prove that you don't need to be a horticultural genius to soon get it under control. We only spend a couple of hours down there on each visit and we only go down 2-3 times a week.
Download the Vegetable sowing and planting guide (for the UK)
Recycling as much as possible We recycle as much as we can, from wood to old plastic bottles. There are many things that people throw away that can be used on the plot, it saves a lot of land fill space and money. Look for the page entitled Recycled item's and use's.
We try and keep everything as organic as possible as well, but as we don't know what has been used on the soil before us, we can not say we are 100% organic. Plus, we must admit to using a small amount of slug pellets as we have tried the old broken egg shell method but it hasn't worked. Once we have enough plastic bottles, we will be using the slug traps we have in the small constructions idea's page.