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A good tip for new allotment owners. Your allotment can be quite daunting when you first see it, so something I found useful was to get a pencil and some paper and plan it out. Draw your allotment as you’d see it from above. Then make a list of what you’d like to grow. With your list made, do some research on what grows well together, any specific needs your crops will need and with this information, start to sketch out how you’d like your allotment to end up. Remember, nothing is set in stone, so you can change as you go along, and your allotment may end up nothing like your plan, but it’s a good place to start.
If your life away from your allotment is busy and you need to maximize what you have with the time you have, take a look at some perennial produce. Perennial just means you don’t need to grow from seed each year, so with some careful planning, you can plant some perennial produce (like rhubarb, raspberries, asparagus, blueberries, & kale) and more or less guarantee a crop for a good few years without an annual effort of planting. You’ll of course need to keep an eye on all crops, whether they’re annual or perennial and ensure they’re kept in check, but a visit of at least once a week should be sufficient during the season.
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