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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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Collecting seeds

The Kings Seed Catalogue orders have arrived. If you placed an order you can now collect your seeds from Ron Barton.  He will be available tomorrow morning (Saturday, November 24) from 10am to noon, either on one of his plots, 21B or 22B,  or at the large container.

Plot fees and seed orders

Plot fees fall due at the beginning of November (Rules) but you may find it convenient to pay at the end of the AGM on Monday (Annual General Meeting).

The fees for next year will again remain at £25 for a full plot and £12.50 for a half plot.

You will also be able to place your orders from the Kings Seeds Catalogue (Kings Seeds) after the meeting. Please note, though, that if you are intending to pay both your plot fees and for seeds you will need to make separate payments. You won’t be able to pay for both using just one cheque.

 

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It may feel as if it’s only five minutes since you dug up this year’s potatoes but it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s crop.

The Association is, once again, offering a range of seed potatoes at the bargain price of just £1.10 per kg.

There will be nine varieties on offer.

First Earlies: Pentland Javelin, Casablanca, Duke of York white

Second Earlies: Charlotte, Marfona, Kestrel

Maincrop: Sarpo Mira, Cara, King Edward

They come in 2kg bags.

If you want to buy some, please place your order with Terry Johnson ( plot 18) by October 16.

Payment will be due when you receive your seed potatoes.

Because the Association is offering these bargain-priced seed potatoes we will not accept any orders for seed potatoes through the Kings Seeds Catalogues.

Any other orders from the Kings Seeds Catalogue  must be placed by November 1.  Please pass your order to Pearl or Ron Barton (plots 21b and 22b ) with full payment, either by cheque or in cash.

 

 

We’re firing up the barbecue again!

Summer may be drawing to a close but it’s never too late for a barbecue!

Join us by the large container on Sunday, September 9 from 1pm. All plotholders are welcome with their family and friends.

We will be holding a raffle so prize donations would be greatly appreciated. Bring them along on the day or give them to committee members in advance.

Any profits will go into association funds.