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Post: # 62305Post Peggy Sue »

Hi, I have been reading your website for a while, and had my name down for an allotment so was still 'planning' since they said it would be six months :cry:

I was braced for an overgrown plot or a brand new bit of land- cringe
but Monday I was approached by someone who had 2 plots and was planning to give one up after his potato harvest- beautifully dug and weed free :cheers:

He said I could put a few things in the unused corners and between rows, and as he lifts his spuds in Aug/Sept I can gradually take over.

I am so excited, not an ideal time of year true, but I just have to get some stuff in and show how keen I am- so what can I plant late June- July- Aug?

I have started some broad beans and peas, and was hoping to put maybe onions between his spuds?
He looks like a traditional type so I don't want to upset him with mixed companion beds, but thats the dream.

Hope dream and reality are slightly close with your help!

Oh yes and slugs- in my own garden they are oozing from the soil and despite beer traps, copper rings, seaweed, sand & gravel they devoured loads of my effots at home. I rad about the nemaslug (nematode worms) is this worth it? I ahve to use something dog-fiendly principles aside!!

Looking forward to your comments :wink:
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Post: # 62308Post Andy Hamilton »

Hello and welcome to sish.

You can plant Turnips, lettuces and radishes also there are a few herbs you could plant out - Rosemary buses and such can go in at almost anytime and be ok.

Or in October broad beans, sprouts, garlic and onions.

Slugs, well they are always a problem I have tried using the organic slug pellets and they work ok. - Advance slug killer I think they are called.
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hi and welcome :flower:
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Post: # 62312Post Annpan »

welcom to the forum :wave:

Autumn is the right time to plant fruit trees and bushes :mrgreen:
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Post: # 62314Post glenniedragon »

Welcome to the site! congrats on getting a plot in such good nick, I'm 2 years down the line and still digging up bindweed...AHHHHH

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Post: # 62362Post Peggy Sue »

Thanks guys,

Can't wait for the weekend to get in there. I have unlimited access to horse manure being an owner and my horse is in the field next to the allotments so handy!

Got some radish seeds, lettuce already on the go at home, looking forward to the summer salads- if it ever stops raining!
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Post: # 62394Post Millymollymandy »

Hi Peggy Sue and welcome!

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Post: # 62408Post pskipper »

Hello and Welcome,

There are a few fast growing winter greens you could try, look at www.realseeds.co.uk which is where I tend to buy mine.

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Post: # 62416Post Peggy Sue »

Thanks for the real seed link, what a different website, they tell you how to save your own seed - now thats marketing confidence indeed. Must try that giant radish :geek:
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Post: # 62667Post Tigerhair »

Hi and welcome. Things you can sow outside now are:

Beetroot, chicory, endive, kohl rabi, lettuce, oriental greens, peas, radish, rocket, spinach, spring cabbage, swede, swiss chard and turnip.

Any areas you don't use this year, cover up so that you don't have loads of weeds to dig out in the spring. If you have any old carpet, this is good or perhaps just cover with a huge amount of well rotted horse manure!!! Depends what you want to plant next year.

Good luck and keep us updated!
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