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Starting from scratch

by Diane - April 18th, 2012.
Filed under: allotment.

Brand new allotment siteStarting an allotment from scratch? What would you do?

The traditional planting plan is four areas so you can do crop rotation. As well as this though you want areas for a shed, greenhouse, water collection, compost heaps.

Starting completely from scratch sounds really exciting but the hard work involved in turning a blank canvas into an allotment is enormous. If it was all dug over and weed free then that’d be quiet entertaining but starting an allotment from scratch on raw undug ground is a nightmare.

This is what we were faced with last Spring – 2011. The site was created in Chadderton and it’s been a year of hard work and awful weather but it’s starting to really look like an allotment now.