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Raspberries

By John McKinlay

This autumn I have had a huge crop of my autumn fruiting raspberries. For those that are interested in growing them the variety is Joan J, and are available just now from Marshals. Very reliable producing an abundance of big berries with an excellent flavour, mid August to the end of September.

Autumn fruiting varieties fruit on the current seasons growth thus avoiding the tying in and staking of summer fruiting varieties that fruit on the previous seasons growth. No need to net possibly because at this time of the year there is plenty other food for birds.

Yummy
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Wildlife Report

When is a wasp not a wasp ?

Find out in the latest wildlife report from Mike Anderson

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Allotment Meeting Sat 11th September 11am – Agenda

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Empty Kitchens – Donations 4-5th September 2021

From John McKinlay

Next weekend 4/5 September I’m making another collection for Empty Kitchens. Any donations of surplus vegetables and fruit would be gratefully accepted. Last time the chefs made soup with our contributions so any leeks that could be spared would be ideal and no doubt folk will not have run out of courgettes 😂 As we are now at the start of the apple harvest I am happy to take any apples. It would be useful if you know the type to note the apples either eating or cooking 👍

As before please leave any donations on the trolley at our plot (64) ideally next weekend and I will deliver them on the Monday.


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New Plotholders Guide

We have a lot of new plot holders and Mike Anderson has written a very useful guide with lots of information, both about caring for your allotment and the site, as well as some of the weeds and wildlife you will see around. I’m afraid I had to remove the pictures, but I’ll add them to the site over the coming weeks

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Foxy Friend

Our resident fox has been busy. This morning he was seen exhuming the cadaver of a rat. Looked at me as if to say “just doing my job guv” 🤣 and long may he continue 👍 from John McKinlay

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Empty Kitchen

Empty Kitchens posted a lovely thank you on twitter, with the attached picture of the goodies donated by Craigentinny Allotments, it’s quite a haul

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Minutes of Allotment Meeting – 14th August 2021

The last allotment meeting was very well attended, it was great to see so many new people there.
Huge thank you to Kirsten, James and Colin for clearing all the rubbish at the gate and taking it to the tip and to Colin for cutting the grass on the communal plot. These were big jobs and greatly appreciated –
Please find the latest minutes attached

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Allotment Meeting-Sat 14th Aug 2021 at 11am

Location – Communal Plot

AGENDA
1. Tom’s memorial tree
2. John Maule’s 50th allotment year
3. Treasurer’s Report
Including decisions on Communal purchases
4. Trolleys
5. Wildlife reports
6. Plot Plan (see attached)
7. Empty Kitchens
8. AOB
9. Date of Next Meeting Sat 11 September

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Wildlife Report

Mike has compiled the latest wildlife report and there are some great pictures, notably of a garden tiger moth. Sadly there is no picture of the red cinnabar moth, Norma saw on her plot, if you google it you will see it’s a beauty.

If you capture any wildlife photos please share them. In the meantime enjoy the report compiled by Michael Anderson