October’s Musings

This is my first musings as your Chair.  I would like to thank again Derek for his service, energy and determination to get us all an allotment. 

It took him ten years and he now deserves a rest but will continue to work his plot and serve as our allotment president.

In future, if you want to contact a member of the Committee, please use the link thecommittee@alwoodleygrowers.org.uk and not Derek’s.

So, it may be damp and wet this October, however, the weeds and grass still continue to grow until we have the first real frost of autumn/winter.  Please make every effort to cut your grass and pull out those weeds. These opportunists will carry on growing where the soil is warm enough! 

Though there are hardy souls out there, many of us become less frequent visitors to our plots in winter. 

The allotment work doesn’t stop just because of worsening weather.
It’s a good time to tend to your compost heap; Start digging – or don’t. …; Tidy your edges. …; Cover bare patches. …; Net brassicas. …; Straw up root crops. …; Heel in leeks. The work goes on.

The borehole project has moved on again since last month.  We now own a generator and pump that works.

The distribution network of pipes and IBC’s (big water containers) will appear around the field in time.  Please don’t touch the borehole pump, it’s expensive and should only be operated by trained personnel, this being Wayne at the moment.

Until next time, remember to enjoy and have some fun as well.

Ken Mulley-Smith

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