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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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Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail

Rhubarb & custard cocktailRhubarb & custard cocktail
An elegant vodka-based drink that'll wow your guests - it's made with creamy advocaat iqueur and homemade fruit syrup

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  • History of the HPAA

    HPAA History

    The Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association has been around for over a hundred years, below is an article written by David Goodey and makes good reading!

     
  • Important Information


    Please take some time in reading this section carefully as it will guide you through the protocols of what is expected of each persons holding an allotment and their visitors to the allotment sites.

     
  • HPAA Location

    Location of the HPAA

    Location of the Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association

     
  • HPAA Rules

    HPAA Rules

    Our rules are simple and easy to understand, please read them carefully and abide by them

Cauliflower Varieties to try

  • Aalsmeer Cauliflower
    • Early vigorous variety with excellent curds that are well protected. Creamy white heads of good depth and weight. Frost hardy.

  • All The Year Round Cauliflower
    • Good old standby variety. Highly reliable. Sow October in a cold frame, plant out in March, cut in June. Sow February to April, cut late June to September.
  • Autumn Giant Cauliflower
    • Large solid white heads well protected from the weather.
  • Aviron F1 Cauliflower
    • Superb deep large curds with strong leaf growth for light frost protection. Ideal for poorer soils and low nitrogen cultivation..
  • Barcelona F1 Cauliflower
    • A very early variety of cauliflower that is ideally suited to an October sowing, this variety produces white curds of exceptional quality and makes for an ideal replacement for Alpha 7 Jubro.
  • Belot F1 Cauliflower
    • Produces high quality heads fro cutting October to December. Has excellent deep clean white curds.
  • Candid Charm F1 Cauliflower
    • Candid Charm F1 Cauliflower benefits from large pure white heads covered by dark green leaves. It is very fast to maturity where it will produce brilliant yields of high quality cauliflower to eat.
  • Clapton F1 Cauliflower
    • A cauliflower with good quality white curds carried high off the ground so is kept very clean. Club root resistant.
  •  Goodman F1 Cauliflower
    • Early variety with a vigorous growing habit with well protected, solid, white curds. Matures approximately 80-90 days after transplanting. Organic seed.
  • Graffiti F1 Cauliflower
    • Deepest purple cauliflower curds, perfect for adding colour to any summer or autumn dish, delicious and highly nutritious. Matures within 75-80 days with a good head weight.
  • Green Trevi F1 Cauliflower
    • Something different, delightful pale green heads of medium size and excellent taste. Sow June for October cutting.

  • Igloo Cauliflower
    • An early variety with good, clean, white heads. Can be used as mini-vegetable when grown close together, or at wider spacing for larger heads.
  • Lisbonia F1 Cauliflower
    • A great replacement for Wallaby, very upright foliage and narrow base. Performs best during the September harvest period.
  • Maystar (EWK) Cauliflower
    • Solid curds of pure white, ideal for floret freezing as well as usual cooking.
  • Medallion F1 Cauliflower
    • Sow May or June for cropping late February to early March. Very uniform with deep, round and heavy curds but not suitable for Northern areas
  • Romanesco Cauliflower
    • Highly attractive head of lime green made up of a mass of small conical shaped florets forming a pointed curd not unlike a green cauliflower. Superb flavour and more tender texture than cauliflower. Matures September to October
  • Romanesco Navona F1 Cauliflower
    • Dark green curds with no braces. Excellent flavour. Plant mid June for harvesting late summer/ Autumn.
  • Snow Prince F1 Cauliflower
    • Selected for maturity a little later. Sow in April and May to Harvest from September to October.
  • Snowball Cauliflower
    • Regular favourite that has stood the test of time. Dwarf compact plants can be set closer than others.
  • Sunset F1 Cauliflower
    • Unique orange curds. Great raw in salads or as a cooked vegetable. Semi-upright habit with medium green leaves.

 

NSALG National Allotments Week

Category: Recipes

Aubergine Parmigiana

Aubergine ParmigianaAubergine Parmigiana

This simple aubergine parmigiana recipe from Italy makes a cosy mid-week meal. Serve this cheese, tomato and aubergine bake as a vegetarian main dish, with some wholewheat garlic bread or a peppery rocket salad, or you can also make it as a hearty side for for a meat dish.!

 

Oca or Potato Homity Pie Recipe

Homity PieHomity Pie

Homity pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie. The pastry case traditionally contains a filling of potatoes and an onion and leek mixture, which is then covered with cheese.  It has a history that dates back to the efforts of the Land girls of the Second World War and the restrictions imposed by wartime rationing.

 

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Perfect Roast PotatoesPerfect Roast Potatoes
My foolproof way of getting that perfect roastie!

Category: The Growing Season

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.

 

Jobs to do in February

Jobs to do in February

Time to do some groundwork

We get a glimpse of the early signs of the arrival of Spring this month. The soil begins to warm up around the middle of February and we can see for the first time this year the buds beginning to swell on fruit trees and bushes. Overwintering vegetables begin to look less sorry for themselves and they start to produce new growth.

 

Jobs to do in September

Jobs to do in September
September marks a change in the seasons, you'll be harvesting the last of your summer crops if you haven't already done so, crops like tomatoes, beans, peppers, sweetcorn will be finishing, but on the other hand the first of the Autumn crops will be nearing ready or may be ready like Apples, Pears, Main Crop Potatoes, Winter Squashes to name but a few!

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