May 2014 update

Discover the progress made on the allotment during May 2014

Sandra Eder

The plot in May 2014
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association
The sign for the allotment plot
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association

May 2014

With part of the plot dug we ordered some strawberry plants, the variety we brought was Royal Sovereign, these were available throughout WW1 the idea is to plant 12 now and take runners for next year which should give us a better yield.

Soot

Our thanks to Pearce and Grandson Chimney sweep who gave us some soot.

Did you know?

Soot is a good nitrogenous fertiliser and soil improver,

Soot absorbs the suns rays and warms the soils if used as a top dressing, it helps lighten heavy soils and is also an insect irritant, partially effective for dealing with slug and snails.

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

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