April 2014 update
Discover the progress made on the First World War allotment during April
First Training Day—Weed Identification
There were 7 people on the first training/working day. Various weeds were identified and people were advised how to remove and dispose of them. A compost pile was created to produce compost for next year, the plot was double dug. This allowed the roots of the weeds to be exposed and removed. During April more than 35 hours have been spent digging the plot.
Using traditional allotment methods
Unlike back in 1914 we do not have access to a horse and plough so we have decided to rotivate the rest of the plot, this will allow us to spend more time weeding and preparing the plot for cultivation.
The difficulties we will face once cultivations starts are: no compost pens or bins, no plastic items or polythene sheeting, no fancy bird scarers and certainly no garden hoses
Did you know?
Flower cultivation was forbidden on allotments