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  • Allotments for Hatfield Peverel

    Allotments for Hatfield Peverel
    Promoting Allotment Gardening in Hatfield Peverel Essex

  • Best Allotment Competition 2017

    bac ban2017July 1st 2017 Starting 11.30am Old Site

     Thanks to all those who attended, this years competition was a great success and one of the highest turns outs I have seen, so thanks to all those that came and supported the hard work of the HPAA commitee, in particular, Julia East and Margret Hastings, Julie Ruzbridge who put in so much hard work with the lovely food, Drew Price & Simon Read for their great efforts tidying up the sites and general helpfulness on the day, The Scouts and Guides for their help laying on Coffee and Teas and agaib for all those that supported the event particularly for Carlie Mayes for her Bees and Honey display and last but no means least Gerald Vale from the National Vegetable Society for his great job as judge and talk afterwards.  Thank you all

  • Dengie 100 & Maldon Bekeepers
  • Crop Rotation: A Five-Year Plan

    5 Year Crop Rotation Plan5 Year Crop Rotation Plan

    There are many plans for crop rotation, but the most reliable is the 5 year plan as ity seperates the main vegetable categories and gives a longer-term solution

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Tomato Varieties to try

  • Ailsa Craig Tomato
    • A tried and tested variety renowned for its flavour. Greenback type giving good crops of medium size fruit.
  • Alicante Tomato
    • Best described as an improved Moneymaker type. Heavy crops of uniform smooth, medium size fruits of good flavour maturing quite early.
  • Amateur Tomato
    • One of the most popular bush varieties. Medium small fruit size of bright red with good flavour. Reliable and dependable.
  • Apricot Dream Tomato
    • Amazing taste, very sweet. Bright orange blocky fruit with a fantastic texture.
  • Beefmaster F1 Tomato
    • Extra large tomatoes up to 500gm (1lb) each ideal for slicing or stuffing. Good colour and excellent flavour.
  • Black Russian Tomato
    • Dark, deep red to shiny black fruit with heavy green shoulders. The flesh is deep reddish-green and is sweet and tasty. Early maturing indeterminate vine type for indoor production.
  • Britain's Breakfast Tomato
    • Lemon shaped red fruit that does not split when ripe. Indeterminate type that produces very large spreading trusses with sometimes over 60 fruit. Greenhouse or outdoor.
  • Chadwick Tomato
    • Vigorous growing plant that has strong disease-resistance. Large, cherry-type fruit of good sharp flavour.
  •  Cherrola F1 Tomato
    • A vigorous, high yielding, early indeterminate hybrid variety of cherry tomato, for growing inside or out. Moderate tolerance to potato blight.
  • Craigella Tomato
    • Selected out of Ailsa Craig, chosen for its fine flavour but a non-greenback type. Medium size fruit of beautiful red colour.
  • Fandango F1 Tomato
    • Vigorous, indeterminate plants that produce heavy crops of deep red fruits up to 150g (5oz) in weight with very good flavour. Blight tolerant and is resistant to fusarium and verticilium wilt.
  • Garden Pearl Tomato
    • Delicious, rosy-red, cherry-size fruits. Ideal to grow in hanging baskets. Ealry to crop and continues to crop all season. Fruit trusses tunble over basket sides.
  • Gardeners Delight Tomato
    • An old favourite with great flavour.
  • Golden Sunrise Tomato
    • The golden yellow fruits are considered by many to be the best flavoured tomatoes there are. Medium size, nice and fleshy.
  • Harbinger Tomato
    • Early and heavy cropping, giving good flavoured medium size fruits. Can be grown under unheated protection.
  • Lidi Tomato
    • Small sweet, yellow plum-shaped fruit. Produces heavy crop – 80 fruits per truss, 3-4 trusses per plant. Also Ideal for containers. Replaces Yellow cocktail.
  • Lizzano F1 Tomato
    • Bright red, baby cherry sized. Vigorous, trailing, semi-determinate type with abundant amount of fruits.  Blight tolerant.

 

Perrywoods Garden Centre 
HPAA sponsored company - Perrywoods Garden Centre
Thank you for your recent donation of a raffle prize with raised money for our funds!

Read more about Perrywood here

NSALG National Allotments Week

Category: Recipes

Irish Stew with Parsnips

Irish Stew with ParsnipsIrish Stew with Parsnips
The Parsnips are by no means traditional in this recipe and are optional but my wife loves them so what you going to do? 

 

Lamb Cutlets with Butternut Squash & Mint

Lamb Cutlets with Butternut Squash, Beans, and MintLamb Cutlets with Butternut Squash & Mint

Simply delicious one of my all time favourites

 

Baked Salmon & Asparagus with Jersey Royal's

Baked Salmon & Asparagus with Jersey Royal'sBaked Salmon & Asparagus with Jersey Royal's

Tasty and so easy to make, great dinner party dish or a cracking family treat, and a healthy dish too especially if like me you have an Asparagus Bed or two!.

Category: The Growing Season

Jobs to do in October

Jobs to do in October

October is the month when it feels like the season is about to turn, the days start to shorten and the sun appears lower in the sky, the leaves change colour and fall to the ground and temperatures drop.  The first frost are likely too, which will be the end of many of your crops out in the open so if you still haven’t harvested frost sensitive crops now is the time before Jack Frost gets them!

 

The Growing Season

The growing season

The Growing Season varies in different parts of the United Kingdom, but in Hatfield Peverel we are blessed with a milder climate and enjoy a longer season than many parts of the country.

In this section of the web site I have tried to separate the season out into monthly sections to help and guide you through the most popular tasks and crops regularly grown on the allotment site, but if you would like a feature made of a particular vegetable or task, please get in touch and I will do my best to add it to the web site for you.

 

Jobs to do in April

Jobs to do in April

Spring should be here but watch out for frosts!

Sow seed outdoors
Vegetable growing really takes off this month. Chit and plant out second early potatoes in the first half of the month, maincrop potatoes in the second half. It's also time to sow seed outdoors in well-prepared soil.

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