Allotment Update

Growing your own Manure

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 as clover, mustard or phacelia. When it is time to use the ground , cut down the crop and dig them in to recycle the nutrients they have brought up from the soil. Having the crop there will keep the weeds at bay and encourage the bees and butterflies into your plot,