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Upcoming dates

SiT community allotment Open Day and Seed Share Sun 12/6 10-14 and Sat 25/6 11-15 Hamstel Rd allotments.

Transition Drinks 29/6 7pm @ Mile and a Third, Hamlet Ct Rd

Repair Cafe at the Southend Climate Hub Sat 11/6 9:30-12:30

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Clay paint and grey DIY greenhouse

Spontaneous visit with Clive and kids.

Greenhouse got supports for shelves and the rafters for the roof are cut to size. Stored wood coming in handy. Girls emptied the pond and watered with the rich fluid plants all around. Happy fish indeed. Then after the ice
Creams it was time for them to work on painting the pergola. Seeing the paint dry I finally recalled it was clay paint I produced last year and not wood conservation paint 😂🎨 but they had lots of fun and continued their on plot education.

See you Easter Monday 🐇🐰

Duncan followed up on the donated greenhouse and extended our current one beautifully. Water buts, shelving and self watering features to be followed up on. Nice one mate👍

Week ending on the plot

So what did we achieve :)?
Fiona and Lea set out the tables with goodies and welcomed our visitors. Lea took a million photos of us and nature to cherish, Duncan, James and Edward cracked on with the wood store, Gaynor, Heather, Lea, Kacper, Michaela and more friends weeded bed after bed after bed, Kamil started sorting our storage and cleaning up. We enjoyed a beautiful meal, Fiona and Alicja made it a special occasion. Kids being kids enjoyed each other and played while also getting stuck in here and there. Iwona took on a plot next door and popped in with her family. Overall we had 18 people, 6 plot sign ups
and my step counter showed 23k steps. Not bad in a days work 😊

On Sunday it was lovely to see friends from before the pandemic. The little one helped us empty the pond for the dishes and plants enjoyed the nutrient dense water. We swapped seeds and stories. Ed came on board and cleared the remaining prunings and planted our artichokes so they can continue to bless us into the coming year🙏😉. Good conversations about wellbeing, health and importance of pacing. Kamil continued with the sort out, clear out. Bridget and her friend came not long after and helped clear the perennial kale bed and stayed on to feed them with the compost tea. Oh what brave souls 😍🙏

Bridget did an interview for her research related to sustainable food systems.

We could not do this without everyone’s help making the plot accessible to everyone

Pergola is on the up 26/6/21

An update from the Open day and follow up visits. Tilly took care of the rhubarb bed, nice to see it again and potted up 10 plus for give aways and donations. Demanding job but satisfying indeed

The plot is looking lush and abundant while tranquil thanks to so many people helping to create this space.

Shaun brought his hand drawn map of the allotments part of his art project and got involved with Clive in preparing the wood for the pergolas. They will give us vertical growing spaces and a pleasant feature to the plot.

Duncan did his mid season check on the grape vine by pruning it to encourage fruit growth.

Kath in turn helped us to experiment with the green cuttings and applied rooting gel and potted them up.m

Mia watered some of the plants and herded some snails.

Susan and Susan popped in for a chat, a nit of inspiration and some tips.

A few days later I planted runner beans , courgettes, climbing beans, potatoes, perennial onion and leeks. Strawberries are ripening as well so good time to visit

Interested? Join us on the 10th and 24th Sat 10-14 😊

Allotment and Garden Society: Stock in the Trading Hut this weekend


Southend East Allotment & Garden Society

Trading Hut News


17 February 2017

Dear All

Seed Potatoes Onion Sets Shallots and Garlic in the Trading Hut

The Trading Hut re-opened last weekend which of course coincided with the snow which was lovely. A few hardy souls braved the weather and picked up seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots and garlic. However there is still plenty left so hopefully the weather will be better  this weekend so we look forward to seeing this weekend

We have the following in stock.

Seed Potatoes

We will have available the following varieties available:-

1st Earlies





King Edward

Sarpo Mira



Onion Sets

We have Stuttgarter Giant (Large yellow skinned with good yield and keeping qualities), Red Baron (dark coloured, excellent for salads)

250 gram bags for  £1..00p


We have Golden Gourmet 500 gram bag for £2.50p


We have a stock of Vigor which is a soft neck garlic with a strong flavour and early to mature. White cloves with slight purplish bands. Stores well.

30 pence a bulb

We have all our usual range of gardening products including compost and manure. Additionally I have bought in a full range of John Innes composts Nos 1,2&3 plus seed compost.

So hopefully we will see you this weekend.

Dave Alston

Trading Hut Manager

Dave Alston
07801 355630

Southend East Allotment & Garden Society

Trading Hut News

Southend (East) Allotments and Garden Society

Community Allotment Taster Day Sunday 23 October

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

Where you can learn how to grow food, look after your garden, take fresh produce home, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive.

After a successful stall at the Apple day we are going to have another stall at the Community Fayre in Nazareth House, London Road on the 22/10/2016 10-13.


Taster Days

Sun 23/10 10-14
Regular work day clearing out beds and preparing them for winter season. The organic gardeners will come to us for their annual visit and to share their ideas.

Please share.


Learning opportunities

Compost making

Wise watering

Soil fertility



water catchment and storage

Tool shed

Potting table

Materials storage

Starting new plot – digging

Visit us to plant, catch the sun, grow, water, sit, enjoy, drink tea or just chat.

How you can help us?

  • donate tools (even if broken as we might be able to fix them)
  • donate seed
  • donate your time
  • leave us a review here or here

Where is it?

Click to find our little plot. Link to MAP and picture attached.

Past days