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Our next training session will be on pruning soft fruit bushes and fruit trees. So, if you have gooseberries, raspberries or currants, now’s the time to find out when to prune and how. It’s a bit early for raspberries, but we’ll explain what to do when the time is ripe, and we’ll enjoy hands-on experience of pruning those bushes and trees whose time is now. Book now for this session which will be 11.00 – 12.00 Sunday December 1st and will be led by Mahesh.

Sign-up at the big shed or email

training@grow-our-own.co.uk

First Sunday is …

… Food Share Sunday

Please come along at 1pm and enjoy some superb food & share ideas on how to use the produce on your plots.

At the moment I still have plenty of chard/spinach on my plot & will be making a spicy dish to share using these. I’m happy to share other ideas with those interested. I’ve also used apples/pears to make numerous crumbles, cakes and have even frozen some. chocolate cakebombayaloo

Come and say “Hi” to fellow allotment holders.
It may be cold so please wrap up warm and if you have a flask then some hot water would be great. I’ll provide the teas bags/biscuits!

Juyna Lewis – food@grow-our-own.co.uk

On your plot this November

Harvest

Vegetables

  • Brussels sprouts, kohl-rabi
  • Roots – parsnip, radish, swede
  • Green leaves – oriental salad leaves. Pak choi; leeks. (Wait till the frosts before picking your kale, which sweetens the kale – also parsnips are better after frost.)
  • Stored squashes, picked before the frosts.
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Fruit

Pick the last of the autumn fruiting raspberries. There’s also the last of the fruit on the community trees: apples and pears.


Sowing

Seeds

This month we have white onion sets and garlic. We’ve got two sorts of broad beans to plant now.

Plants

It’s too cold to plant out any plants at this time of year, unless protected under glass.


Next month

December/January is a quiet time, the ideal time to plan for your plot next year. We won’t have more seeds and plants until February.


The Seeds and Plants Team