After thinking I would never get my own allotment close to where I live and not really wanting to endure travelling a ten mile round trip to work on my mother's allotment ,the local council offered me plot 44.
Without even viewing it (possibly my biggest mistake!) I accepted it and all the challenges it would involve to start from scratch.
The plot had never been cultivated . The previous tenant only grew items in a yellow plastic "raised bed" . I was about to tackle weeds and brambles on a scale I had never come across before . There were areas of poor drainage , a lack of top soil and clay within a spade's depth. Not ideal but then most allotments are daunting and hard work to begin with.
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- 180 Packets of Seeds Sunday 22nd January 2012
- Wednesday 18th January 2012
- Tuesday 17th January 2012
- Sunday 15th January 2012
- Saturday 14th January 2012
- Brambles and Billy Thursday 12th January 2012
- My Big Sweat Wednesday 11th January 2012
- Saturday 7th January 2012 Digging solo
- Plot 44 begins to look like an allotment on Friday...
- Finally showing the plot to my wife
- New Years Eve and the first bit of work
- The Key arrives for Plot 44 , December 2011
- The Offer of Plot 44 at the end of November 2011
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