If your passion is for growing and gardening then come along have a chat with Chris who leads our team of helpers on our allotment.
The first year the allotment needed a “deep dig” including forking in manure, compost and digging out the weeds. The edges were tidied and the fence posts replaced.
In the spring, seeds were potted up in the shed and planted out once established. The young plants were watered at least twice a week. The runner beans and sweet peas climbed up the canes. Potatoes, onions, beetroot sweetcorn, spinach, lettuce, broad beans seem to be favourites!
A third of the allotment is used for fruit and had been gravelled. There is an apple and fig tree, blackcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries (wired) and wooden sleepers make a raised bed for strawberries.
It’s lovely when the produce grows and can be picked to eat. People can take the fruit and vegetables home or we freeze some ready for puddings and soup in the autumn.
Anyone can come to help keep the area weed free and pick the produce. It’s a treat to pick and eat the fresh “homegrown” produce which is full of goodness and chemical free.
I’m looking forward to the summer when the weather improves!
Digging almost done and shed tidied