If you can’t buy manure or make compost, why not grow your own? If you have a space on your plot that will be bare for the next six weeks or more, try growing a crop of green manure such … Continue reading
Joan and Ernie have been working hard to clear the weed on our community pond. To help them they have asked for pond snails, Any will do but Staghorn snails are their preference. If you have any or know of … Continue reading
Along the side of our shed we have left a row of strawberry plants. They are Marshmallow and very good croppers. The jam I made from these strawberrries last year is the best I have ever tasted. If you would … Continue reading
1. Plant onion sets: We got ours at the allotment shop at Inverleith Allotments for £1 for 1lb 2.Plant early potatoes: We are using Duke of York 3.Sow early crop of lettuce,radish or salad leaves in cold frame 4. Sow … Continue reading
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Fruit! Glorious Fruit! Of all the crops I grow on my plot, by far, the ones that give me the best return in terms of cost, time and harvest are the soft fruits. So if you don’t grow them just … Continue reading
As we have a few new plot holders again this year, it has been suggested that we share our first names as a way of introduction. If you are happy to do this please add your name to the plan … Continue reading
Enterprising plot holders have arranged for a possible delivery of free slabs from Portobello – please help yourself. Many thanks to Rod and George for arranging this. We can imagine lots of neat paths now!
If you have ordered manure this time please be at the allotment on Saturday 27 March (around eleven o’clock) to take delivery and pay for bags. Bags are 60p each, please bring the right change if you have it. Thanks