The East Ward Allotment Association AGM will be held on the 30th September from 10-11 in the shop. We will be voting on a rent increase from £21 to £25 per year (full rates, concessions will still be available), to cover rising costs. The chair will also report on the years activities and future plan, and we will confirm committee members and officers for the 2018-2019 season.
Rent Days will follow – please come to the allotment shop on either 7th or 14th October between 11 and 1 to pay your rent in person.
We now have Solent Wight and Vallelado garlic in the shop for autumn planting, only 75p per bulb.
Come along to the EWAA shop with your apple harvest for our:
Apple pressing day!
Sunday 23rd September
12.00 – 2.00
Get collecting your apples and bring them along. We will be making cider and apple juice.
Bring a couple of screw-top bottles if possible.
Any questions – email Meryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a delivery of farmyard manure, with piles located at the top of each road. It’s £2.50 per barrowload (the supplier has increased his charges this year). Please pay at the shop on Sunday, or put in an envelope with plot number on it, in the letterbox or under the door of the shop.
A limited supply of mushroom compost is now available in the shop at £3 per bag. Each bag is 50lb (approx 100 litres), and contains wood-free compost which has been used to grow organically produced mushrooms. Spent mushroom compost is one of the best soil conditioners going. It is rich in nutrients and adds humus to the soil, making it much more easily worked.
We now have onion sets (35p / 100g) , Aquadulca broad beans (35p / 100g) and more brassica seedlings (£1.50 / tray of 9 ) in the shop, which is open from 11 to 12 on Sunday
It’s that time again! The Annual General Meeting of the Allotment Association will be held on Sunday 30th September, at 10 am in the Allotment Shop. We are proposing a small rent rise to cover increasing costs, but ours will remain one of the lowest rents in the city.
Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there – this is your opportunity to hear about the work the EWAA committee do to keep the site running effectively and to ask any questions. If you may be interested in joining the committee, please do email us, or chat to a committee member in the shop or on site – we particularly need someone to take on the secretary role, including maintaining the website.
Following the AGM, rents will come due, and we will be taking payments in the shop on the 7th and the 14th of October from 11 until 1.
As well as our usual stock, we have more seedlings from the Cuttleslowe Park Garden Project, at £1.50 per tray of 9 plants:
- Broccoli – Rudolph
- Cabbage – Duchy
- Cabbage – Stonehead
- Cauliflower – Serac
Hope to see you at the shop!
We have had requests in the past for lists of jobs for people keen to help out but not able to get to our work parties. So, if you are up for a bit of extra activity beyond your own plot, please do cut back the brambles that are encroaching on the woodchip piles in the car park. They can be piled up at the very back, or taken to the front of plot 1 for burning later. Do wear gloves and keep an eye out for sharp objects in the heaps. Thanks!
Message from Paul Colmer:
Now that the harvest on my farm is over I am starting manure deliveries to the Allotments again. Conditions are at present excellent following the dry summer so a good time to get it in, before the rains come!!