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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!

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 May

May is usually one of the busiest months

The soil is warm and the plants growing well. But watch out for a sneaky late frost.

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

Braxted Park: National Gardens Scheme Open DayBraxted Park: National Gardens Scheme Open Day

 For the first time Braxted Park are openning their gardens in support of the National Gardens Scheme Open Day

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!

Weed ID AppWeed ID App

 Cool new app for identifying weeds!

shed870mp2A Massive Thank You!

 A big thank you to all those that helped out, I had a great day with your guys and gals!  And the shed looks great too!

Jobs to do in August

Harvest should be bountiful and the allotment is in full swing

August is the month of plenty, virtually everything you planted and sown will be giving you a crop, daily trips to the plot are recommended this month, harvesting, watering, and weeding all needing doing this month!

NSALG National Allotments Week
The National Society Allotment of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners are promoting the National Allotment Week that runs from 10 to 16 August and we the committee are wondering whether we should hold an event?

24 apr 2016 mp Gerry Edwards 'Growing Apples & Pears in the Garden or Allotment'

 Upcoming Talk 'Growing Apples and Pears in the Garden or Allotment' by Gerry Edwards FNVS - On: Sunday 24th April 2016 at 2.00pm

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