Dorrington Road Allotments

New Starters, Good Planning and Living the Dream

Before taking on a plot, you need to work out how much time and money you have to spend. Good planning is everything !
Working an allotment takes a lot of effort to prepare the ground and cultivate your crops. You shouldn’t underestimate the size of the task and you’ll need to put in at least a couple of hours a week to keep on top of things. This will vary between the busy summer months and the quieter winter period.
The plot may be very overgrown when you take it on, so you may have to spend a lot of time  clearing and digging it during the first season.  Don’t be put off by the slow progress, tackle it a bit at a time. Set yourself small but achievable targets and visit the site on a regular basis. It’s amazing what you’ll achieve and sometimes a barbeque for friends can often be used as a bribe for helping out !

Before you start
1)   Make sure you’ve read and understand the Site rules and Tenancy agreement. These are important documents which you need to comply with.
 2)   Read and understand the following tips. We want you to keep yourself and others safe and well.
 3)   Read the remainder of this page. It contains plenty of hints and tips to help you set up and cultivate your plot, please read it.
 4)   After all this bureaucracy enjoy your gardening there is nothing in the world to compare to growing and eating your own food, LIVE THE DREAM ! 
Health & Safety Doc.pdf     Starting to Work.pdf     Tools and equipment.pdf     What to Grow Now.pdf     RHS VegPlanner.pdf

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