Small plot in back garden offered for cultivation

Liz Kirton, secretary of the Church Crookham Garden Society, has let us know there is a small back-garden plot available to cultivate in Ferndale Road. The owner is no longer able to adequately look after it.
If you are interested, please contact the owner direct on 621791.

King’s Seed Catalogues

2019 King’s Seed Catalogues have arrived! Their seeds are great value for money and grow well. Also each order gets a contribution back to the Allotment Association to help your funds. Catalogues and order form are on the table outside Shed 1.

This year the committee has agreed to order onion sets, garlic and broad beans in bulk which will be split into smaller portions and available for sale to plot holders. These will be available in time for Autumn planting.

Summer Allotments Watering Service

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Water Shortage

The Allotments Committee has been seeking a resolution to the lack of mains water on site.
A representative of the Parish Council is scheduled to provide an update at the Wednesday 5th April 2017 committee meeting.
An underground leek has not yet been located by Thames Water which has prevented the system being re-irrigated following the winter shut-down. Several tenants have contacted committee members, rightly, worried about seedlings dying due to lack of water.
A temporary fix will see troughs filled manually during Thursday 6th April – depending on enough volunteers being present to regulate the flow. If you are able to help, please email the allotments secretary. Details at the foot of this page.

UPDATE Tuesday 11th April 2017

The troughs were filled this morning and the supply turned off again at the mains. It is hoped to top up again Tuesday evening.

This will be repeated by committee volunteers until a full repair of the serious leak has been finalised.

The good news is that the Parish Council has indicated they are engaging a contractor to find the leak and fix it.  This is imminent; “..hope to get it booked in this week.” Said a council spokesman.

Chris Davison (Secretary).

Potato set delivery

Potato Sets Have Arrived

A committee member will be helping distribute orders at the allotments site as follows :
Friday 3rd 12:00 – 14:00 Andy
Sat 4th 11:00 – 13:00 Howard
Sun 5th 11:00 – 13:00 Andy
Howard Holden confirms fruit bush orders are expected for delivery in February.
Kings Seeds manage deliveries to coincide with best planting times.
Once we have delivery confirmation this will be published here…



November 5th Daylight Burn

controlled_burnMemebers of the Allotments Association committee are carrying out a controlled burn of rubbish on site on Saturday November 5th from 11:00.

If you have any allotment site generated items that could be added to the fire such as unwanted pallets, weeds etc then please place them to the rear of plot 123 (Unused plot at bottom of site).
Please DO NOT place any items there that would not be safe to burn such as plastics, metal.

This activity has been approved by the Parish Council and Allotments Association committee has carried out and submitted a risk assessment. Please keep all children under supervision if you are on site on Saturday. If you would like any further information please email Andy Theaker.

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Compost Delivery and Palettes

paletten_50p10 tonnes of compost was  delivered to the allotments on Monday 8th August available at the cost of £1.50 per barrow load. Wood chippings 50p/barrow load and wooden pallets 50p each.

“Plot-holders are requested to please pay promptly.”

Please place payments in the blue tin on the shed wall or online direct to the allotments association bank account. Bank account details may be found here…