Borders Organic Gardeners say that this year’s Potato Day is on 4th March 2018. They open the doors at Springwood Park, Kelso at 11 am and they start wrapping up at 3 pm. Entrance is £1.50 and children free.
There’s also a Green Fair including organic produce, crafts, information, plants, seeds and children’s activities.
As March is plenty early enough to start worrying about planting out up here, this is plenty early enough to pick up a few different seed spuds to try on the allotment.
Happy New year to everyone.
The Hut opens again this weekend on Saturday for putting your name on the allotment waiting list, the payment of rent and subs, the sale of seeds and garden sundries. We will be open from 10 am to 12 noon – normal hours from now till the end of October.
If you want an allotment at Castle Dene or Redwell there is a good chance of you taking a plot almost immediately.
Oh and the receipt of empty, clean one litre plastic milk cartons will be most welcome so that we can decant Maxicrop tomato fertiliser for you to buy.
We wish all our members and allotment holders a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May your allotments provide you with at least something towards the Christmas Lunch even if it’s only potatoes out of store.
We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year when the Hut opens (for the full two hours).
There are a number of allotment plots available in Prudhoe. Now is a good time of the year to take on an allotment as you have the chance to build raised beds, turn over and fertilise the soil with manure, put in paths to suit you, get any hedges under control. You even have a chance to put in winter onions and garlic if you are quick.
We have a number of full plots on our Castle Dene site, one full plot on our Redwell site where there is also a small plot available.
If you go down to the Hut (behind the West Wylam pub) on a Saturday morning (open 10 – 12 in October and 10 – 11 in November, you can ask to visit the available plots, agree which one you would like and sign the agreement (with appropriate payment).
Please tell your friends and neighbours if you are already an allotment holder.