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How to start an allotment from scratch

If you've just taken on an allotment then your in the right place.  This guide will take you through the key steps to a very productive vegetable / kitchen garden

There is a lot to take in when you receive the 'keys' to an allotment. It may have been lovingly taken care of right up to handover, or more likely, has been left to mother nature for 6 months or more. We are here to help, maybe not with the digging :) but certainly with advice and support to help you on your way to a very productive allotment.

This guide is intended for those who have already decided to take on an allotment or have just received the keys.

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How to setup an allotment in the traditional style

Want an allotment in the traditional style?  This guide takes you through the key steps to setup up a traditional allotment.

The traditional method is by far the most popular style of allotment in the UK. It's simplicity and costs to setup are it's key strengths. In this guide we describe the approach and talk through the steps and options in creating an allotment or vegetable garden in this style.

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VegPlotter Update - Measurements displayed on diagram

We've listened to your feedback and have made it easier to get accurate measurements into our allotment planning software.

Thank you to those of you that suggested this change. We hope you find the changes useful. As always let us know if you would like us to make any changes to VegPlotter. Get in touch on any of the social media platforms or using our Contact Us Form.

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8 signs of an allotment obsession

Is your allotment taking over the rest of your life?  Is it always on you mind? You might have an Allotment Obsession.

I've had an interest in allotments and growing fruit and veg for approximately 10 years. In that time I've noticed signs that show I'm a true allotment fanatic. Initially I thought it a phase, but I've been seeing these signs for a couple years. So I guess it's not and I've officially gone 'native' in the allotment world. The drive and interest is certainly still there.

I thought I'd share these signs and see if any one has noticed the same or similar experiance:

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Now is the time to START planning next year

If you manage a vegetable garden or allotment. Now is the time to start planning next year whilst you remember what you missed or what is growing well.

It might seem a long way off but now is the time to start thinking about what you want to grow next year.

As allotmenteers and kitchen gardeners we often get to that point in the year where we regret not planting something. The seasonality of growing your own fruit, vegetables and flowers provides limited windows of opportunity to sow or plant out. If you're not organised that opportunity can quickly slip by especially when you're busy in the spring.

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