The allotments are all up and running now and all plots are taken. However, if you are interested in joining and live within the parishes of Hathersage or Outseats, let me know and we'll add you to the waiting list.
Here is the new plan, the unshaded plots are still vacant.
Contact me by email if you would like a plot:
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A few brave souls turned up on Sunday morning to mark out plots, shrugging off the worst weather seen on Baulk lane for many a month. Thanks to Tom for his expert co-ordination and to those eager helpers, just a few plots left to mark out on a sunnier day.
We had a fine day for planting the hedge along the Baulk Lane edge of the allotment field.
105 assorted trees were planted, with many large and small hands making light work. We improvised tree-guards from some chicken wire that we found discarded in Hood Brook. If you're passing by, have a quick look to see if any need a little attention. There are also some that are still uncovered, so bring a bottle (plastic and cut-down)!
The HAG committee has decided that, like us, you must all be raring to get some action going on our field. The field is ploughed, the right hand hedge has been trimmed, work has started on a bog garden and habitat piles and we want to move on and get some horticulture done.
After discussion we decided that we cannot wait indefinitely for the decision on the footpaths re-routing and came up with this plan: we will hold two communal ‘come and dig’ days in the first half of April, followed by a mass potato planting at the end of April. We have four triangular bits of field made by the criss-crossing footpaths so we can use these segments to plant in. The first few segments will be potatoes which are a good way to start in a virgin field. Later on another segment could be sunflowers (we and the birds can eat the seeds). Or brassicas. Or?
Sunday 1 April, 10 am – 2 pm. Digging
Sunday 15 April, 10 am – 2 pm. Digging
Sunday 29 April, 10 am – 2 pm. Planting
We ask that members supply potatoes of your choice which you have already chitted at home and come on 29 April armed with garden tools and picnics.
Please do not come in a vehicle.
So we have an idea of numbers/quantities to expect, could you let Jane Varley know if you are coming to dig and plant and about how many potatoes you will bring. Also make a note of whether they are early, mid or late season croppers. firstname.lastname@example.org