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Growing vegetables on a slope

We have just taken on a rather neglected allotment. Our plan is to clear the plot in sections starting from the entrance. This first section is quite sloping and I am wondering whether it will affect my plants?

My partner thinks it won't matter, I beleive we will need to build some kind of terracing. Maybe from logs or scaffold boards.


Please share your thoughts.


Thank you


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,131

    Unless you are half haggis I'd build terracing.image

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,131

    For the non Caledonians amongst us


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  • paulk2paulk2 Posts: 184

    Vineyards are usually on a slope image, but of course that's not a veg!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403

    Depends on how much it slopes, and in which direction.

    If there's a slight slope along the length of the allotment, and you grow in rows across the slope, it will work like terracing and won't be a problem.

    However if you grow in rows along the direction of the slope that may be more of a problem. 

    Presumably yours isn't the only allotment with a slope on the site - how do other allotmenteers manage theirs?

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