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I’ve just been browsing the web for a greenhouse instruction manual that might help me reassemble the greenhouse I won on Ebay earlier this week and found this site:

It’s got a list of lots of different sizes and and makes of greenhouse, plus some tips on preparing a base for your greenhouse. Might be handy for someone out there.


I’ve drawn a quick sketch of my thinking for the alloment planting in 2007.

Allotment plan

In addition to the main plot that I plan to divide into 3 rectangular beds:


I’ve also got 3 square wooden planters that I was kindy given by one of my allotment neighbours, Edie. I’m planning to use these as separate raised beds that will sit in the areas of the plot where the soil isn’t as good. These will hold leeks and onions, potatoes, and strawberries.

Well, that’s he the plan anyways!

Well, who couldn’t it’s fab! So it arrived on Monday and I’ve already started to deck it out with a variety of shelves, shovels and storage – I just shouldn’t be let loose in Ikea on my own. It’s going to be great place to keep all my gardening paraphernalia, but the best thing…Midge seems to like it!

Thought it might be useful to link to start with a grid to plan out my allotment. Quick Google brought back a handy grid generator:

Here’s a PDF to get started:
grid pdf


well, made a start at least – only problem is I ran out of sand!! grrr.

Clearing the ground in preperation for my shed started in earnest today. 16 paving stones and 600 weight of river sand was hauled to site (thanks Mark) in the back of my little red mini.

More about Ragged Radishes…

Ragged Radishes is the garden allotment blog of Lucy Crosbie (that's me). As a novice allotment owner, I took on plot no. 27 at the Burras Lane site in Otley, West Yorkshire in Oct 2006. I've now moved to a lovely house with a large garden in Knaresborough.

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