Skip

By | October 12, 2020

A skip will be available from Wednesday Oct 14th.  It will be returned when it is full.

Things not allowed in the skip are:

  • Stones and soil.
  • Things brought from home.
  • Tyres.
  • Weedkiller, pesticides and any chemicals.

Anyone caught bringing items from outside of the allotments and placed in the skip could lose their plot.  This skip is meant for cleaning up our allotments.

October: top jobs

By | October 2, 2020

Autumn. For detailed advice try out the National Allotment Society.

  • Most crops will have been harvested by now, but there may be pumpkins, squashes and maincrop potatoes left. Time to get them in.
  • Any veg past their best, chop them up and put into compost bin.
  • Broad bean seeds can be sowed ready for next year.
  • Clear empty patches and rough dig, leaving in big clumps for the frost to do its work.

September: top jobs

By | August 31, 2020

Autumn approaches. For detailed advice try out the National Allotment Society.

Harvest remaining summer fruit and vegetables. If weather turns, bring green tomatoes indoors to ripen.

Plant out Hardy winter lettuce, spinach, onions and spring cabbage to overwinter.

  • Cover late crops with cloche/fleece.
  • Add everything you can to compost bin.
  • Prepare vacant ground leaving rough dug.