If you’d like to get in contact with us, please send us a message here. And if you’re interested in taking out a plot then please visit the council site here for all the details on how to do this, but note the waiting list for our allotment is currently closed due to Covid. We’ll let you know when this changes.
This is the culmination of the growing year and traditionally the main month for harvesting and celebrating the previous season There may be a slight chill in the air, but gardeners can begin to relax as both the growth of weeds and plants starts to slow up. COMPETITION If you think you have grown a particularly impressive fruit or vegetable, why not enter a local or even national vegetable growing competition? BUILD Make or buy a compost bin. The simplest type of bin is made fronm nailing three pallets together to form the back and two sides FRUIT HARVEST This is the main harvesting season for apples and pears They should be stored in an airy, dark room until they are required for eating or cooking PROPAGATION Take hardwood cuttings of gooseberries, currants, figs and grapevines between now and the end of February. PROTECT FIGS Figs may need protection with a fleece if in a cold, exposed area. Remove any fruitlets larger than the size of a pea as they won’t ripen the following year HARVEST Pumpkins and winter squashes should be ready for harvesting. They will store for longen if left out in the sun for a few days before being taken in to store RIPENING Dig up any remaining tomato plants and hang them upside down in a greenhouse to allow the fruit to ripen. Ones that don’t ripen can be brought inside and left in a drawer to ripen with a banana. SUPPORT Earth up around the bases of Brussels sprouts to prevent the plants from being blown over.
Some youtube guides for running a sucessful allotment