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Tuesday, 30 March 2010


After planting out everything that had germinated this was the result not bad for a first attempt till the caterpilars got wind of the food that i was growing for them.Won't happen this year as I have purchased some mesh to keep out the Butterflies Ba*****s .

Now we are cooking with Gas still got loads to do Rome was not built in a day. planted cabbages Onion setts Onions from seed Courgettes Corn Beetroot French Beans Peas Mange Tout Leeks Letuice Berlotti Beans Carrots Parsnip Sprouts Rhubarb Strawberries Gooseberries Runner Beans Broad Beans Caulis Broccoli Shallots Garlic Red Cabbage Potatoes Sweede. In the tunnel Tomatoes aubergines Peppers Chillies Cuecumber Squash Melons. with mixed results but happy for the first year given that it was a rush to get things going

Kirklees Council

March 2009 the council offered me a wonderfull well kept allotment after 5 years on the waiting list. I jumped at the chance with both feet and hands raring to go. It was not that well kept realy so I got to work with the help of my mum. First we had to clear the site,












Then some scaffold boards were purchased from a nice man in Liverpool he said they were his to sell honest! I set about building some raised beds
















The next stage was to construct a Poly Tunnel on a budget, The D.I.Y option was the best route

Scaffolding Pole 52mm Plastic water pipe (both from Ebay) some of the scaffold boards some scrap timber and £85 .00 polythene tunnell 20 feet by 12 feet done for less than £200










Get the plants in