April 2014 update

Discover the progress made on the First World War allotment during April

Sandra Eder

The allotment plot in April 2014
Souhlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association
The plot in April 2014
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association
Allotment to do list
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association

April 2014

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

This page was added by Ian Grant on 11/07/2014.

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