The Spring issue of the Allotment magazine is now available – click here to access the online ‘turning pages’ version.
If you have visited the allotment this week, I am sure you will have noticed that the old ‘butterfingers’ container has had a makeover. This has all been the work of our very own ‘Handy Andy’ Rees, who has sanded, prepared, waterproofed and repaired the container before painting it dark green. He has even painted the bell!
Well done Andy and a huge thank you from your fellow allotmenteers who will reap the benefits of your hard work.
Overall the plots are looking good, lots of crops planted and seeds sowed – if you haven’t cultivated your plot yet now is the time to put in the hard work – May is one of the busiest months at the allotment. If you miss the Spring planting opportunity, there will be no veg for the Summer and Autumn.
Here are a few reminders of what you should be doing this month –
- Your early potato crops will need earthing up
- If you are lucky enough to have asparagus on the plot, you should be harvesting this now
- Sow dwarf and climbing beans, runner beans, sweetcorn, courgettes, pumpkins and squash
- If you have already sowed seeds, these may need thinning out now
- Keep an eye on the weather – we can still have some cold nights and maybe even a touch of frost, so be prepared to protect tender crops with fleece
- Everything is growing well, especially the weeds – I find that little and often works
If you aren’t too busy on the plot tomorrow (Saturday), you might like to join in the Creigiau Litter Pick – meet at the Rec at 10.00am, and the good news is that there is a pop up café for refreshments.