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Do you have an allotment in (or near) Blackburn ?
Tried aquaponics on your plot ?
It’s always amazing when you the UK the difference and variety of allotments.
Some areas growing completely different types of fruit & vegetables than other areas.
Yes, local climates, soil conditions, etc, have an impact – but some vegetables and ideas (like a paleo system, crosne, etc.) are growing very fast and becoming very popular in some towns.
But probably the most exiting ‘up and coming’ system is aquaponics – where you combine fish and vegetables as a very simple closed system
So, what are the best plants in your area ? …
How to grow the best fruit & vegetables…
With the climate changing there are new and exiting options available.
Yes, the staple vegetables and fruits (such as strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, etc.) will always be popular but there are very many others you could try.
Your local climate and soil condition will have an impact (plants which will grow in Cornwall might need to be planted much later in Yorkshire, etc) and most gardeners are aware of what will grow, and how to plan their season.
But in addition there is also a key feature often overlooked – the difference in plots on each allotment.
Often you can find completely different seasons just within one small area. Which means that you might need to grow completely different fruit & vegetable plants from someone even just a few plots away. Do you have more or less sunshine ? Do you get more or less rain ? Is it windier ? Is even your soil slightly different ?
In addition there are also other items to consider – for example just how far away are you from the water on tap ? (do you really want to grow strawberries or tomatoes if you have to keep watering them ?) ….
If you would like some advice then there are 2 options you could consider :
1. Vegetable Garden Plan.
The grow-veg app is one of the most popular methods for finding out what to grow and when.
It’s a great and easy way to plan when to sow or plant, which types to try and how to test new varieties.
It takes into consideration items such as your local conditions, ideal ‘companion planting’ (which fruit & veg grow well together) and lets you plan it all online using a very easy to use software system.
And of course the aquaponics system can be used anywhere. Not only does it not depend on your soil type but it can also significantly increase your yields and growing season.
Allotment Blackburn details:
Local Soil type :
To be updated
Main Climate :
To be updated
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