A number of our plotters visited the very successful Seed Swap Day organised by the Gone to Seed Project in Tarland this last week. If you missed out this year, you might want to look out for future events.
I visited Lizzy Shepherd from Gone to Seed after the event and I am delighted to say they have provided us, free of charge, with 4 lots of 20 seed potatoes to be used on our Kaimhill Primary Plot this year:
– Nicola (2nd Early)
– Pink Fir Apple (Main)
– Highland Burgundy Red (Main)
– Blue Danube (Main).
The different varieties will enable the children to see rather more than the standard mono-colour boiling or baking potato!
Out thanks go to all at Gone to Seed for this very generous donation.
Plotters may be interested in these workshops run by The Royal Horticulture Society Aberdeen.
GFAA Autumn Barbecue
Saturday 24th September 2016
Plotters, friends and families are invited to the GFAA Annual Barbecue
at the community orchard area of Garthdee Field Allotments
Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink – (salads and cakes will be available)
There will be a Raffle during the afternoon for GFAA funds.
If you are able to donate a raffle prize that would be much appreciated
Welcome to the last of the summer’s Community Sundays on 18 September (before the BBQ the following weekend).
In addition to some regular maintenance work (e.g. pothole filling, site tidying, light pruning in the orchard), would anyone with stones which are not required kindly bag these and lay them at your plot boundary? We have a need to extend the bed of stones to enable lorries to deliver leaves/chips/etc to the bottom bins.
Some of you will have noticed that there will be restrictions to traffic on Garthdee Road on Sunday morning, but we believe that you will be able to access the allotment area during this time.
We look forward to seeing as many of you who can make it, for team work, and coffee & cakes from 1230.
Today ACC has delivered a load of freshly produced compost, which is located in the lowest bin next to the main car park.
You’ll recognise it from its dark colour and mild fragrance.
To share this out among ourselves, can I suggest that any plotholder takes no more than 5 barrow loads?
As this is the first of this compost we have received, it would be helpful if you could let a committee member know of its effectiveness (later in the season).
If we receive any further delivery from ACC (either compost or manure), please allow those plot holders who did not take from this delivery to have priority access, for up to an overall total of 5 barrow loads per plot.