So, I've been thinking about this growing season, and my experiences so far. This is my third season up in Powerstown, and I had one of the smaller plots to begin with. This year I took on a second smaller plot in April giving me a 10m by 10m area. My plots: Pests! This year … Continue reading An allotment holder’s musings
Isn't the site looking good! Here's some examples of different ways to grow - traditional drills vs raised beds. What's your preference? Soft fruit does well here at Powerstown, here are examples from the site including raspberries, strawberries and various currents: A lot of people put sheds up in Powerstown, take a look at these: … Continue reading July at Powerstown
Here are some photos of the Powerstown Allotments in April 2015
We had such a busy month in April this year at Powerstown! The warm weather experienced for much of the month gave a kick start to the work ahead. It is always nice to be up at the plots with the sun beating the trees. Everyone has been busy preparing for the new season. Existing plot … Continue reading April at Powerstown Allotments
Well I’ve been watching our brassicas getting bigger and bigger and I can’t put it off any longer. After reading and asking for advice it looks as if I’m going to have to protect our brassicas from a huge onslaught of diners even before it gets to our plate.
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Good to be organised about sowing seeds. There is nothing worse than finding packets of seeds and it being too late in the season to sow them.
For me there is always a whisper of surprise when growing from seed…you never really know what will happen! There is also the simple fact that growing from seed is the cheapest way to grow your own and it is absolutely the most rewarding method of raising your own plants. There isn’t anything more satisfying than harvesting fruit and vegetables, that you have grown yourself!
This weekend the weather here in Wales has been appalling so I’ve been confined to the house, greenhouse and garden for my gardening fix. Yesterday, I decided to dig through the seed box looking for ‘sow in March’ on the packets and after finding a small collection, I drew up a basic ‘Seed-Starting Plan’ in my allotment note book.
There is one slight problem…because this is my first year on Plot 5A, I have no idea when my ‘Frost-Free’ date will be!! (Note to self:…
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Powerstown Allotments Newsletter no 1 spring 2015 Welcome to the first Powerstown Allotments Association Newsletter. We hope to send out a newsletter several times a year. Comments, feedback and contributions welcome. Interim Management Committee From 2015, Fingal County Council want Allotment Associations established at each allotment scheme in Fingal. Each Allotment holder will have to become a member … Continue reading Powerstown Allotments Newsletters
For beginner gardeners and for those who want a simple life there are some low maintenance herbs & vegetable seeds for a productive vegetable plot. All vegetables require a certain amount of care & protection and if you are well prepared & equipped then the work load becomes much easier. The low maintenance vegetable seeds … Continue reading Vegetable Seeds for Easy to Grow Gardens
This week on the plot we began to plan, weed and seed. During the fine weather the last of the raised beds have been weeded with the added bonus of finding the last of the 2014 spring onion harvest to bring home. I shared some with my neighbour who was busy digging drills and securing the … Continue reading When is an Espresso Not an Espresso??