Allotment Gardening

Chitting Seed Potatoes

Seed Potatoes. These are the tuberous growths on the roots of the potato plant. Grown in disease free conditions and harvested before maturity. Stored in a controlled environment until conditions are right for planting the following season.   Chitting Seed

Allotment Shed Security

Top Tips for Allotment Security Renting an allotment opens up many exciting opportunities. It allows you to grow fresh fruits and vegetables and to be a part of a fun community effort. As wonderful as renting an allotment can be,

Diary – May 2011

The hot dry weather continues, it’s an absolute pleasure to be gardening in shirt sleeves this early in the season. Night time frosts were forecast as a possibility in the first week, so the early potatoes were covered with straw

Allotments Under Threat

The government is carrying out a wide ranging review of local authorities statutory duties. One of these duties is to provide land for the use of allotments, if there is sufficient call from local people.   As we all know

Diary-April 2011

This April was all about watering, the only rain that fell on the allotment was a brief (1 hour) long thunder storm on the 23rd. Great weather for getting things done on the allotment but seeds and newly planted veg

Diary-March 2011

What a month! Never know a March so warm and dry, hardly any rain what so ever.The day time temperature has been in the middle to high teens most days (a lot higher in the sunshine), although we had some