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does anyone have any allotment/ vegetable planting advice they can give me? I have a small patch in my garden (~6m2) by a fence with ~6-8 hours of full sun in the summer and it is a clay soil. Ive been adding some mulch to rot in over winter and I want to grow potatoes, onions, tomatoes, brassicas and some other stuff and want to know how best to make use of the small amount of space to get a good and healthy yield

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ahhh thank you again! Okay so I will mix up the broccoli with something else and switch the onions and cucumbers in my plan so that is good.

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unfortunately the only thing that works long term for slugs is murder.

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not sure if i'd recommend planting broccoli with broussel sprouts. they need the same nutrients, which means theyr'e in competition with each other.

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Ahhhh thank you so much!! I will keep this in mind! we tried growing some potatoes from the store last summer as we couldnt get seed potatoes with the lockdown but they did badly and got some sort of foliage virus so rotating sounds like a very good plan (and sticking to seed potatoes this year). Thank you for your advice!!

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oh wow!! thank you so much!!! This is so so helpful to me. Ive been mulching to try and improve the structure as much as possible through earthworms and mycelial systems. Ive had a lot of issues where tiling the soil hasnt been effective as it compacts easily after heavy rain so im hoping the improved organic content and healthier bioshere could help out, or at least help with moisture retention in hot weather.

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this got kinda long i'm sorry, i'm a plant biologist jksdfsd

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i don't really have a lot of advice either. but regarding potatoes you'll want to not plant them in the same spot two years in a row. so start them in one end, then the other, then the middle of the plot and then back in the first spot. if there's space i'd even rotate them over 4 years. and potatoes like depth so dig deep :)

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I don't have any advice but boosting in case anyone else has any tips?

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