Seedy Sunday is an amazing local event, with a significant national impact, allowing people to swap saved seed, keep heritage varieties alive and support each other in growing a wide, diverse and environmentally friendly range of crops, plants, shrubs and trees. But in 2021 things will be different. It takes place on February 7th 2021… Continue reading Seedy Sunday 2021
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December’s Soup Sunday
This month Kay and Alexandra made a vegan pumpkin and lentil soup that was very well received on a chilly December day! We continue to learn about using our new kitchen, and one thing we discovered this week is that it’s very cold in the first hours of the morning and we ended up cooking… Continue reading December’s Soup Sunday
December Soup Sunday
We’ll be going ahead with our December Soup Sunday on 6 December at 13:00 – this month’s soup is vegan pumpkin and lentil. Please come along to the Memorial Garden and enjoy a mug of soup from fresh allotment produce. Suggested donation 50 pence, free to everybody over 65, you’ll find us in the purple… Continue reading December Soup Sunday
Weald wheelbarrows – in the pink!
After the recent disappearance, and recovery, of our two new wheelbarrows, we’ve decided to make them distinctive. So from now own, thanks to Andy’s handiwork, you’ll find the Weald manure-barrows can be spotted wherever they are on the site.
Please help Weald grow …
We’re delighted to say we’ve been given funding to help develop some courses for our amazing new Weald kitchen. They will initially focus on cooking and preserving food and to find out what would be most useful to you, our users, we’ve put together a little survey – please complete it to help us organise… Continue reading Please help Weald grow …
Weald allotment food deliveries
We had some absolutely gorgeous crops donated to Sunday’s food deliveries – some organic salad pots from the BHOGG plot, cleverly packaged in old yoghurt pots to reduce waste. And some ‘ripen at home’ figs from some lucky allotment holder’s fig tree! We also got some mizuna, a lovely bag of potatoes, and some herbs.… Continue reading Weald allotment food deliveries
Weald’s wonderful volunteers
Weald allotments has a huge number of amazing volunteers: our site reps: Brian, Domino, Heidi and Mo. Andy, Peter and of course Terry in the shop, the fantastic people who have recently put in electric sockets and lights, painted floors and are building poly tunnels … there’s a vast amount of work that goes on… Continue reading Weald’s wonderful volunteers
November allotment tasks
It’s time to clear! With short hours of daylight and unpredictable weather finding time to dig out the remnants of summer crops can be hard. But it’s important to protect your plot from overwintering diseases and pests, and to give the ground a chance to rest and recuperate for next year’s crops. November harvests Leeks… Continue reading November allotment tasks
Weald Potato Tour – Home Guard
Home Guard was introduced to the public in 1942, hence its name. It was popular then because it offered relatively high yields and can be lifted early, freeing the ground for other crops in the ‘dig for victory’ campaign. Like many other first earlies it can be harvested around 13 – 15 weeks from planting,… Continue reading Weald Potato Tour – Home Guard
Weald kitchen (not) open for business!
Since April we’ve been seeking funding and obtaining wonderful goodies for the Weald Allotment kitchen. It’s been a slow process, much complicated by COVID-19, and by trying to keep our food deliveries going and our fridge open. At last we’re nearly there! We’ve got kitchen units, portable hobs, stock pots and knives, aprons and chopping… Continue reading Weald kitchen (not) open for business!