An allotment holder’s musings

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

July at Powerstown

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

The Whisper of Surprise

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.

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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 Newsletters

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

Vegetable Seeds for Easy to Grow Gardens

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