Back to the beginnning

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One thing I really regret about when I got my plot was that I didn’t take a picture of it.

I don’t know why I didn’t, but I didn’t.  Instead I meekly emailed the lady who oversees the allotments in the area saying I’d take it and asking when I could start.

I wish I had taken pictures because it was a jungle – and everyone enjoys before and after pictures, especially when they’ve involved a lot of hard work.  I do have a few pictures from shortly after though and I thought I would share them with you.
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This was my first month of having the plot.  It had been vacant for 12 months prior to me taking it on and the weeds were around waist height.  I understand this is relatively short compared to what other people have taken on but a pain in the backside none the less!

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This picture was taken in late May and I’d managed to clear a bit more and find the rhubarb plant! I’d never liked rhubarb until my other half made crumble using stems from that plant, now I can’t get enough of it.

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The picture above and the one below were taken last June and things were starting to grow. The mound next to the shed was a pile of top soil and rubbish, including 3 sheets corregated tin and so much green fruit netting! I’d also managed to get almost all of the plot back under control.

imageSo that was the start of my plot.  I would love to see what other peoples allotments looked like when they got them.

Happy growing!

A x

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