These wonderful photos were taken by one of our new allotment holders, Celine, and show the fantastic diversity up at our site! Enjoy!
Ever wondered what you should do each month on your plot? Tony, one of our plot holders and a committee member sends a monthly 'to do' list to all plot holders. Here's the one for July. Check out our Allotment Calendar on the website for more great ideas! July to do list: Prune this year’s Pear/Plum … Continue reading What to do on your plot in July?
Contributed by Ritamary, Plot 21 Yes, that is the title of a famous grammar book, showing the perils of wrong punctuation. This description of a Panda’s dining habits, with its carelessly positioned comma, gave an altogether wrong impression of the much loved Panda! But fear not, this blog is not going to grill you … Continue reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves!
Our allotment course ended last Monday. It was information packed, a very good experience, and the time flew. Many thanks to our tutor Elaine, who spent so much time preparing the lessons especially for us veg and fruit lovers. The good news is, Coolmine will be presenting the course again next year, so if you … Continue reading GIY Course & Organic pest control
Have you ever thought about growing your own fruit and vegetables but do not know how to start?Have your ever bought vegetables that did not last any length of time, even when stored in your fridge?Then you could be benefit from taking a course in growing your own. Powerstown Allotments Association are holding an eight week evening course … Continue reading Powerstown Allotments Association presents an evening course in fruit and vegetable growing
Beets are in general a hassle free plant to grow. You can grow beetroot seeds in most soil conditions and in a short space of time you can enjoy a harvest of baby roots or, if you are willing to wait a further week or two, feast on large 8 to 10cm spherical roots. Because … Continue reading How to prevent Beetroot from going to Seed
Lily Barclay - Senior writer - bbcgoodfood.com 1. Perfect pasta Who can resist a comforting bowl of pasta? Quick, cheap and popular with kids this is the perfect dish to use up the humble courgette. Cheese & tomato pasta bakes can be made in bulk and frozen so are perfect for busy families and carbonara-style … Continue reading Top 10 things to do with Courgettes