Plot Notes

A personal journal, open for the world to read, recording the progress of a novice allotmenteer on his allotment.



Weed it and reap.

How Much?

A running record of allotment related expenditure in the first year:-
£65.00          Annual rent for plot.
£40.00          Cost of materials to build coldframe.
£15.00          Wooden posts/vine trellises. 6 x 2.4m posts plus supports.
£14.00          10 inch plastic cloches x 10.
£ 8.00           3m fleece tunnel.
£11.00          Canes (25 x 8ft, 20 x 6ft).
£70.00          Seed order (includes 12kg of seed potatoes, 12 asparagus crowns, 3 rhubarb crowns).
£39.00          Vines (10 x Rondo. Inc delivery of £9.50).
£ 2.00           Onion sets (40 red, 40 yellow).
£ 4.00           Additional asparagus and rhubarb from morrisons - 2 of each.
£15.00          Water butt.
£10.00          Propagators x 2.
£ 3.50           Potting compost, 75 litres
£ 5.00          String/twine and plastic coated wire for vine trellises.
£15.00         Three wooden potato crates (for compost).
£  2.00         Netting 4 x 3m x 0.6m
£10.00         More netting, small canes, fleece roll, fish blood and bonemeal fertilizer.
Free             Pony poo from Joey the pony
Free             Greenhouse frame from Freegler Lee.
Free             wood chippings for paths
£4.95           Watering can
£4.95           multi purpose compost
£70.00        Greenhouse glass (plus 12 free panes from Blogger Zeb)
£6.00          glazing clips and hooks
£60.00        Treated timber for greenhouse base.
£10.00        3 growbags for tomatoes, chillis and cucumber beds.

£484.40          Year one total.

Year Two

£65.00        Rent
£15.00        Parasene Greenhouse heater.
£10.00        Paid on account for water charges.
£ 5.90         Seed potatoes (2 x 3kg bags - Wilkinson)
£ 5.56         Onion sets (4 bags from wilkinson)
£10.80        Levington Multi-purpose compost (3x50 litres)
£ 7.29         parafin for heater (4 litres)

£119.55      Year 2 Running total