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GO2 needs YOU!

This Sunday, we need all hands on deck to dig a channel to run the water supply from our main tanks right along the path past the red shed, to the end of the row. The more help, the easier the task. Come between 10.00 and 12.30, even if you can only give half an hour. It all helps. You’ll get a chance to see how it all works and how to maintain it. p1460613
The work session will be followed by our regular food share at 1pm. Bring some muscle, and/or some food.


Shed duty.

We need to provide cover for two sessions; Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm.

We aim to have at least two people for each shift. No expert knowledge required. All the information is provided.

These sessions are very sociable and help you to get to know more growers.

Please contact Christine Wilson at admin@grow-our-own.co.uk


One to one advice:

Next Sunday, April 13th, we have four half-hour slots available between 10.30am to 12.30pm which you can book for a one-to-one consultation with Mahesh. He will come to your plot and advise you on anything you want to know.
Booking is essential! Just hit the reply key and say which slot you’d like. First come, first served.


On your plot this month:

This is a busy month with lots to sow and plant! Early April is the ideal time to plant your chitted potatoes, if you haven’t already done so.
Harvest: Broccoli – purple sprouting, winter cauliflower, cabbage – spring greens, kale, leeks, parsnips, perpetual spinach, Swiss Chard; rhubarb. Herbs: rosemary, sage and thyme; mint is starting to appear too.
Seedsll have some flower seeds too.
Plants: Plant your maincrop potatoes now. spuds-to-sow

We’ve also got some lettuce plants, which will be outside the polytunnel for you to help yourselves.

We’re busy raising lots of plants for you to put out next month (courgettes etc) and they’ll be put outside when it’s safe for you to plant them (after the last frosts – usually mid-May).
Next month: May will be a busy time on the allotment, when you can plant out the tender plants. There will be plenty of vegetable and flower seeds for you too; also rare heritage varieties if you’d like to try those. Look at the planting guide on our website.

The Seeds and Plants Team

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