There are some tomato plants going free on Plot 31.
The varieties on offer are: Rosella; Tomande; Green Envy; Japanese Black Trifele; Carbon; Il Pantano Romanesco; Sakura.
Please help yourself if you want any of them. They are by the greenhouse door. Please return the pots after you’ve replanted the tomatoes.
* If you have any surplus plants or seeds to give to other plot holders or any allotment equipment you want to sell or give away, please email email@example.com so they can be advertised on this website.
*Sorry, they’ve all gone!
You may have noticed new number marker posts appearing on some plots at the site.
They are to help committee members know which plot is which when they carry out monthly inspections.
They will eventually be installed on all the plots.
Tony, our chairman, has a birthday next month and he wants us to help him celebrate it.
He is hosting a barbecue on the grassy area by the large container on Sunday, May 12 from 1pm.
The barbecue, tea and coffee will be free of charge.
All plotholders and their families are welcome.
Denis Vickers, who judges our annual allotment competitions, is holding a plant sale to raise money for the Air Ambulance.
A wide range of flower and vegetable plants will be on sale at the event at The Larch, Beacon Lane, Woodnesborough, CT13 0PB, on Saturday, April 27 from 10am to noon.
The clocks change on Sunday which means that the earliest time you can start a bonfire at the allotments will be 4pm.
But, in any case, Sunday will be your last chance for the time being to have a bonfire on site because the allotment rules say they are not allowed at all from April 1 to September 30.
As another sign of the changing seasons, the water will be switched on on Monday.
The first plot inspections of 2019 will also take place next week.
Everyone who ordered seed potatoes from Terry has now collected them but there are still a few bags available.
The varieties on offer are: Duke of York first earlies; Kestrel second earlies; King Edward maincrop.
They are £2.20 per 2kg bag.
If you want to buy some, please speak to Terry (plot 18) or Ron (plot 22b).
A huge pile of manure has been delivered to the allotment site and the good news is that it is completely free of charge.
The environmental group, Deal With It, is holding one of its regular Seedy Saturday seed and plant swaps on Saturday at the Landmark Centre. Full details here.
There’s another chance for you to pick up your seed potatoes tomorrow. The site shop will be open from 10am to noon.
Anyone who has not yet collected the seed potatoes they ordered from Terry Johnson is urged to do so.
Full payment must be made on collection.
Work has been continuing on the water-harvesting scheme with the laying of a feeder pipe to water barrels on individual plots.
This work involved trenching along one of the main allotment paths which has, inevitably, caused disruption and created a build-up of mud.
The association’s chairman, Tony Fursland, offers his apologies to plotholders who have been inconvenienced and says the committee will be organising working parties as soon as possible to put things back to normal.