February 2015 update

Learn more about recreating a First World War allotment

Sandra Eder, Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association

Potatoes being left to 'chit'
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association
Seeds being to sprout
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association

February 2015

Half the plot has now been turned over, this month 20 hours have been spent digging and weeding.


We have sown purple sprouting broccoli, cauliflower and leek in clay pots in the greenhouse.

3 varieties of tomatoes have been sown in clay pots and left on the kitchen windowsill

Heritage potatoes have been set out in wooden boxes in a shed to allow them to ‘chit’, this is usually done 6 weeks prior to planting. Chitting encourages potatoes to sprout before they are planted out.

2 of the pots of onions have germinated, just waiting for the red onions to show their heads.

Did you know?

Recycling is not a twenty first century idea.

This advert appeared in Bromley Times March 1918

“The Paper Shortage

How the Public can Help

Save your old clean Newspapers and bring them to any of our offices, and we will pay 1/5 (7p) for every 14lb and 3/-(15p) for every 28lbs

Every ton of Waste Paper we return to the Mills for  re-making into new paper saves imports”



This page was added by Ian Grant on 14/04/2015.

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