Christmas Wreath Making – 15 December

On Saturday 15 December from 7-9pm there will be a Christmas wreath making social event in the Clubhouse for plotholders and their families.   All foliage will be provided as will mince pies, nibbles and tea and coffee.  Please bring any Christmas items you want to put on your wreath plus any additional food/drink.  The event is free.  There will be a collection for the charity MIND.

Rent Day

Members will receive their annual rent letter shortly.  You can pay your rent by popping along to the Clubhouse on 16th December between 11am -1pm where you can meet the new committee, have some festive food and pay your rent.

Alternatively rent can be paid by cheque or by BACS. More information will be on your rent letter.

If you have any questions or haven’t received a rent letter by 16th December please come along to the Clubhouse or email the committee on:

 

What to plant in December

December may seem like the time to hide away at home or even go shopping, but a few hours down the allotment will do you a world of good (all that fresh air and exercise) and ensure you have plenty of homegrown fruit and veg in the spring and summer!

Good plants to grow now are:

Broad beans. Planted now they are ready a month earlier than those sown in spring and they are more resistant to black fly.  Good autumn varieties are Aquadulce Claudia and Super Aquadulce.

Garlic.  Break the buib into individual cloves and plant individually to a depth of about one inch below the surface.

Onions, Shallots and spring onions.  There are quite a few varieties of onions from sets or seed that can go in now.

Fruit plants that can be planted in December include Raspberry canes and Blackberries, Strawberry plants, Rhubarb crowns can be planted in well prepared soil, Gooseberries and Currants now.  Blueberry plants can go into acid soil.

Herbs such as Basil, Dill, Chives and Parsley can be sown indoors on your windowsill for winter use.