Planting

There are plugs of various salad leaves, and the last of the brassicas available for planting now. If you can’t see them, ask.

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Sunday 7th September, from 10am

Compost Day

Anyone who is available for an hour or two from 10am on Sunday 7th September, please come along to help sort out the various composting arrears on the site.
See Phil when you arrive – he might bring biscuits.
Thanks!

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Pumpkins, gourds and marrows
Please take any produce left out in the picnic area. It is for us all to share.

Recipe ideas

What can we do with all these beans? P1020662
Click here to find out

Bamboo

You may notice that leaning on the shed near the bike racks is a pile of bamboo.
Bamboo
These bamboo cuttings are not ready to be used. They are too ‘green’ & will need to harden in time for Spring.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY NOW. Thanks.

They took quite some effort to get them into our little car & then onto the allotment; several journeys involved so please share fairly.


Bee Friendly

honey_bee_flying_md_whtIf anyone has any surplus cuttings/plants/bulbs that would attract bees/butterflies, please think about donating them to the allotment. Many thanks.


Diary Dates

Look at grow-our-own.co.uk to see what public events are coming up – click the link.
and look at the website to see what members events are planned and what happened – click here.

Email if you need reminding of the password –

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breadnbutterpickleChutney Workshop

A busy Saturday morning was enjoyed by members of Grow Our Own, preparing, cooking and bottling two chutneys and a wonderful “Bread & Butter” pickle.

They will be on sale on at our Open Day.

A very big thank you to Bridget for her guidance and the use of her facilities, from all who attended,

 Daria, Moira, Helen, Peter and Amy.

Click here for the recipes and here are some pictures

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Look here for some new additions to the recipe pages

On your plot this month:

August

courgettes
This is the time for harvesting – a season of plenty.

You’ll be wondering what to do with your gluts of courgettes and beans! But don’t forget to prepare for winter crops. And if you want to leave some parts of your plot uncultivated over winter, you should sow green manure.
Harvest: Calabrese, courgettes, dwarf and climbing beans, peas, mangetout, the last of the broad beans, summer salad leaves, potatoes, spring onions, radish, baby turnips and beetroot, Swiss chard. Fruit: raspberries, plums, early apples.
Seeds: Fennel, lettuce, Chinese cabbage, oriental salad, kohlrabi, radicchio, radish, spinach, Swiss chard, turnip, kale and green manure.
Plants: Kale, spring cabbage, winter cauliflower, fennel, pak choi.
Next month: Spring cabbage, winter cauliflower, kale, onion sets, over-wintering lettuce and spinach, strawberry runners (new little plants).

The Seeds and Plants Team

Herb Walk

For those who missed it the first time, we’re repeating the Herb Walk on Sunday 10th August.

There are at least forty different herbs scattered in communal areas around the GO2 allotments. We’ll take a map of the site and attempt to plot them, discussing their culinary and medicinal uses as we go.

Meet at the big shed at 11am for about an hour’s walk.

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Click here to see more events on our website


Thanks

Thanks to those who brought all the lovely food to share last Sunday. We had a good turnout on a lovely day. One little point, could you please remember to take your containers home? Many thanks.


Jam Workshop

Jam making at the SLI office in West Earlham recently was great fun & educational. There were 10 people there learning how to jam using plums, greengages & damson. We were lucky enough to take a jar or two to use at home. I, personally, learnt quite a bit about how to use these fruits. By the way, the end result was delicious. Click here for photosJam-kit and
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Skills

Any one out there prepared to share their skills in preserving, cooking, cake making? I’m looking to put a data base together of people who would be happy to show/share with others their particular skills. Please let me know if you want further details.

Many thanks.

Juyna, (Food Team)