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Taster Day 11/02/2017

Yep, been there, done that. No snow, no wind will stop the community allotmentieers.

Our snow covered castlesnow on the plot

Neither could the garlic and broad beans be stopped. They will use every bit of sunshine and the slightest warmth to get those enzymes in the cells ticking and grow through winter.

elephant garlic coming through the snow broad beens need stacking garlic

There was time for tea of course. It was quiet, can you imagine that there was no one else? Sometimes it is nice to have this peace in the midst of an urban area and normally bustling allotments when the sun is out.

tea one

Next I feed the compost bins with some mushroom compost which were kindly donated by our very own mushroom growers at www.urbanfarmers.co.uk. I do hope to be surprised by a bunch of mushrooms growing on top of the contents of one of the bins towards spring.

mushroom compostmushroom

And another cup of tea before covering up the new plot designated for fruit trees and shrubs with the weed control fabric in preparation for spring when we can do some work there as well.

tea two

That’s it. See you at one of the events below:

Transition Drinks 23/02 from 7pm The Olde Trout
SiT Community Allotment Taster Days 26/02 Sun,  11/03 Sat 10-14, allotments of Hamstel Road (Southend Tennis and Leisure Centre end) entrance opposite Fish and Chips
www.Seeog.org.uk Potato day 25/02 10-14 Growing Together Westcliff, Fairfax Drive. Seed Swap alongside
THE 2nd! Southend Repair Cafe 5/03 10:30-15:30 Epicquest 24 Wallis Av
Radical Fair 6/05 May, The Railway Hotel

Allotment Trading Hut News

Southend East Allotment & Garden Society

Trading Hut News

21 October 2014

We now have Broad Bean plants available for purchase at £1.40 for twelve plants. They can go in the ground now and be ready next year earlier than a spring sowing and hopefully then beat the black fly . Limited number this week but more on the way.

I am also putting together and order of Fruit Trees or Fruit Bushes.

Various varieties of Tree of Apple Pear Plum or Cherries, Black Currants, Red Currants or Gooseberries and Raspberries.

They will be at very reasonable cost if you want to be added to the order please get in touch soon.

Trading Hut Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 till 14:00 Sunday 10:00 till 11:30

Dave Alston
07801 355630