Paving the way

If you are in need of paving slabs there are some going free to plotholders.

They can be found near the large container  and also by the side of the leaf container in the main car park.

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Don’t forget your spuds

If you ordered seed potatoes from Terry Johnson in the autumn now is the time to collect them.

They will be available for collection from the site shop in the large container on Saturday from 10am to noon.

You will need to pay for your order on collection. The potatoes, which are £1.10 per kg, come in 2kg bags.

Top of the crops

Do you think your vegetables are simply the best?

If so, have you thought of entering them in one of the local shows or even the Kent County Show?

Plotholder Peter Aplin, who is a member of the Kent Horticultural Society and is himself a show judge, is happy to give advice on how to maximise your chances.

To find out more email him at petej.aplin@tiscali.co.uk or find him on his plot 58B.

The seed potatoes have arrived

If you ordered seed potatoes from Terry Johnson you will be pleased to know they are now ready for collection.

Terry (plot 18) and Ron Barton (plot 22b) will be on site tomorrow morning (Saturday) from 10am to 12 noon to hand them out.

You must pay on collection. Just a reminder – the potatoes are £1.10 per kg and come in 2kg bags.

Water, water, everywhere……

Work has started on an extension to the water-harvesting project at the allotments, with the help of more than £1,200 of local authority grants.

Dover District Council has given £860 to the scheme and Deal Town Council £400.

There are already 14 barrels collecting rainwater from the roof of the composting area in the top car park.

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In the next phase, nine more barrels will be installed on individual plots.

Terry Johnson and Ron Barton have been working on the levels for the new barrels and installing slabs for them to stand on.

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Within the next few weeks a pipe will be run along the fence from the car park then trenched along the path to carry stored water to the new barrels as shown on this water map.

Once work on that part of the scheme is complete, a similar system will be installed at the other end of the allotment site, using water collected from the roof of the composting area in the main car park.

* Photos by Iris Faulkner

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