I know it doesn’t affect plot holders that much, but the bird flu restrictions relating the outbreak at Newby Wiske and covering the allotments has now been lifted.

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I have been sorting through my many packets of veg seed and have produced a box of seed for people to use or swap with their unwanted seed. I’ve placed it in the communal shed.  

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Manure pile with fork

The manure arrived yesterday and is behind the bonfire. For those new to the allotment, it is free to all allotment holders. Please consider others when taking your manure, so there is enough for everyone.

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Mr Potato

The Allotment Association ended the growing season with a BBQ and official ‘weigh in’ of the potato competition (for the heaviest crop resulting from growing one potato in a bag). Weights ranged from 0.02 kg to 1.94kg but the young gardeners did well but 1st and 2nd places went to Chris Snell with 1.94kg and…

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It looks a good forecast for Saturday so we’ll go with 1 ‘o’ clock Saturday afternoon. If you can’t make, Saturday please trim your own hedge if you have one, or there are some clippings next to the dividing hedge, that can be moved to the bonfire site.

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large rotavator

Dear all, Thanks for the sterling efforts of John Vickers we have both the small and large rotovator working again. The ground is very hard at the minute so please you use the rotovators with care. Please don’t use them on un-dug soil until we’ve had some rain. Small rotovator We are waiting for some…

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