The National Allotment Society has some great advice for Jobs to be getting on with. As well as Harvesting we can be getting on with planting too. Remember: if anyone has any surplus seeds to drop them in our Superbly-Signed Sharing Shed at the top of the site.
Sounds like the best crops to be going at have an Oriental theme. For some inspiration take a look at this BBC Good Food Guide which has recipes that can put what you sow to good use.
If you are in the process of clearing your plot and want to spread some fresh manure why not connect with other plot-holders via our Facebook page and spread not only some well digested fertiliser but the cost too.
The website will be digging their plot over after a relatively fallow year. If you are just getting started and want to know more you could check out this site which has videos to go with their concise advise.
Pests are a year round thing. Most prominent at the moment should be wasps (I can attest to that). While a sting isn’t nice they’re also after the aphids and caterpillars hiding the other side of that perfect looking Apple.
September is here which means the harvest is starting. There are plenty of spoils to be had for a good summer spent toiling against the rainfall. This site started in 2014 but is really in it’s infancy in terms of what we want it to do. As a result a plea: if you’ve had a bumper crop this year or perhaps lovingly nurtured one particular wonderbean please send us your pictures to encourage/amuse others. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @ChooChooPlot. To get the ball rolling check out these twisty carrots from last year’s haul:
A quick summary of the latest notices. Most are visible on our fantastic noticeboards near the two entrances to the site:
Most plot-holders will have received their Invoice for Allotment Rent. We try and encourage each plot to be clearly labelled so if, like me, you aren’t always sure what yours is called then your notice is a good reminder.
Prices for a full plot 2016/17 are £72. Rent must be paid by 7th/9th November. If you are unable to pay by this time then you can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have one more advertised Working Party on Saturday 1st October at 2pm. The meet-ups over the summer have been a success and it would be nice to carry this on into the cooler months.
Examples of work done so far include sign painting, clearing paths and overgrown pockets of the site. When appropriate for the wildlife the hedges are trimmed back. If you want to get in touch with those you meet at these events plus follow the work already done, we have set up a Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/headingleystationallotments/. Check us out sometime and give us a Like