There are three notable events happening in June….

First, this coming Sunday, there’s our own tried and tested (bunting-free) version of the Big Lunch, on June 3rd, the first Sunday of the month, come to a Food-sharing Lunch at 1pm.

Bring a dish to share made from what you’ve grown if possible or, if your plot hasn’t begun to produce yet, from whatever is in season.

Second, it’s time for Mahesh’s 3rd workshop, open to all members:

Growing Soft Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

A Practical Workshop for Beginners

Workshop 3: Pests & Diseases

      • The most common pests & diseases on our allotments
      • How to identify and control pests and diseases?
      • Preventative and curative methods and options for organic growers.

Note: Workshop to take place on Bluebell South allotments on first Sunday of each month at 11 am, and is open to all GO2 and Growing at Home members. Space is limited to 10 people. To book a place, e-mail: sustainable@talktalk.net

Third, on the evening of the summer solstice, Wednesday, 20th June

A Midsummer Supper
Come from 6pm onwards for supper starting at 6.30pm.
Bring a dish to share and something to drink.
More details to follow.

Finally: there will be seeds and plants available on Sunday, as usual.

Now, fingers crossed, the risk of frost is over all the tender plants can go out.  We have courgette, squash and sweet corn plants in the polytunnel and plenty of French and runner bean seeds for sowing.
And, thinking ahead to next winter, why not try a couple of Nero di Toscana (black kale) plants?  These take up little room, withstand the hardest frosts and their leaves are tender and full of flavour, great in a stir fry.