March 2015 update
Discover the progress made on the First World War allotment during March 2015
Sandra Eder, Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association
After 21 hours of digging this month we have finished preparing the ground. The site has been pegged out using Jute string and cutting from apple trees.
There is a path running though the centre of the plot to make it more accessible to view the plot.
We are planning to hold a horticulture volunteer afternoon on 11th April from 2—4pm where volunteers will be able to sow a variety of heritage seeds and plant potatoes on the WW1 plot.
Our chicken project is now complete and we would like to thank the Co– Operative Community fund for the grant to build the run and purchase the chicken coop. We have 12 hens, 2 are the local breed Orpington Buff and we have Columbian black tails, Goldlines and Rhode Rocks. Some of the girls have already started laying beautiful fresh eggs.
Did you know?
Tinned tuna was introduced during rationing and was advertised as ‘tasting like chicken’