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Bluebell GO2 AGM and food-sharing: This Sunday 6th July

10.30am to set up for an 11am start. Lunch at 1pm. At West Earlham Community Centre, 10 Wilberforce Road, Norwich NR5 8NE.

All growers are invited! Come and have your say on present management and future developments, as well as some great food to enjoy and an opportunity to meet more growers.
There are some hot topics up for discussion including:

  • How was this year and what can we do better next year? Are we the right size, should we be smaller or bigger?
  • Why contributing to GO2 is essential and how to deal with growers who do not contribute.
  • How to ensure plots are kept in a good condition.
  • Running the Grow-at-Home scheme from Marlpit and no longer including growers with council allotments.
  • More volunteers needed to help run GO2.
Mahesh is cooking our lunch and he needs to know how many to cater for. So, if you want to be fed, please email him at bluebell@grow-our-own.co.uk by the end of Friday to book your meal.
Please note that there is no food-sharing lunch at the allotment that day.
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Directions to West Earlham Community Centre, 10 Wilberforce Road, corner Taylor Road. The Centre is not by the University Village as marked in Google maps (it is correct using Bing).

transport-bus Bus: FirstBus 21 and 21A from Theatre Street to West Earlham shops every half hour, Konect 3 from St Stephens on the half hour to UEA entrance on Earlham Road. Cross over at crossing to Wilberforce Road turning by University Village and follow about half a mile to the Centre.
bicycles Cycling: Earlham Green Lane from Fiveways past the Coop and turn left at Larkman Lane straight down Taylor Road avoids the Earlham Road.
transport-car Car: Earlham/Watton Road, and turn right past UEA main entrance into Wilberforce Road

On your plot this month:

July

image001Photo: Jane C. at East Ruston This is when all that hard work on your plot is paying off. You’ll be spending more time now harvesting than sowing or planting – but don’t forget to think ahead for winter crops.Harvest:Courgettes, dwarf and climbing beans, peas, mangetout, the last of the broad beans, summer salad leaves, new potatoes, spring onions, radish, baby turnips and beetroot, Swiss chard, garlic (if you haven’t already picked yours), onions and shallots. Fruit: red and black currants, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries.

Seeds: kohlrabi, spring onions, lettuce, rocket, parsley, fennel, chard, perpetual spinach, radish, turnip, beetroot, carrots, kale, purple sprouting broccoli, calabrese, cabbage for winter and spring greens. Courgette, French and runner bean seeds to sow direct if you want to try extending the season. (But it will be too hot for spinach until next month.)

Plants: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, calabrese, fennel, winter and spring cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, pak choi. Also some herb plants.
Next month: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, calabrese, fennel, winter cabbage, kale.

The Seeds and Plants Team