Unused plots – a warning

At the last liaison group meeting we discussed the state of some of the allotments. On all sites we have some that are not very well looked after. Be warned, we are now introducing a get tough policy, if you are not looking after your allotment we will be acting very quickly to get someone in who will look after the plot. It is no good having an allotment and not growing anything on it than weeds even though this is good for the local wildlife.

We will be looking at all plots during the winter months to see if any work has taken place. If no work has taken place your tenancy agreement will not be renewed when they come up for renewal. If you have a genuine reason i.e. illness or personal problems then please let me know because if we know we can then fo something about it.

November – Get your garlic in now

If you only do one thing in the garden this month, you should drop a fistful of garlic cloves into the soil. Not only is it a kitchen mainstay for any self-respecting chef, it practically takes care of itself on the veg patch too. It has no special feeding requirements and only very rarely do pests and diseases make any headway. To grow well, garlic needs a cold period (0–10ºC or 32–50ºF) of one to two months – which you can pretty much guarantee lies ahead. Sowing now is essential for the roots to develop before the cold weather sets in. Continue reading “November – Get your garlic in now”

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