Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

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Cow Manure Local Source

The photo shows a £35 load.

Dobies Wet Weather Reading

Well, we finally get a day when we don’t open the curtains to find a frosted wonderland – and instead we have a day of solid rain! So, no plot visit for me today, regardless of how much needs doing. Ah well, this too will pass.

If you are at a loose end or doing some thinking about trying out some new things in the year ahead you might find the Dobies Seed site’s advice pages of interest, as well as their new for this season seed varieties.

Remember, if you are tempted to buy seeds as a GFAA member or volunteers you will get a 40% discount on all seed purchases and 10% off other items – but you must use our unique discount code at the time of purchase. If you need the code, there are copies of the Dobies Catalogue with the code included in the Octagon, or just get in touch and I will be pleased to let you have it.

Apple Bonus

Mrs Ingster and family have a surplus of apples this year and generously thought plotters and volunteers might have a use for some.

Please feel free to help yourselves from the Octagon.

Alpaca Poo anyone?

Apparently Alpaca Poo packs quite a punch. Mari-Anne on Plot 49 has found a source on Facebook (he owns ‘Highland Alpacas’ in Balmedie) who is selling “Alpaca Poo – organic fertiliser” and is keen to order some to try. It’s currently £4 for a 20KG bag with £6 delivery and he has 76 bags at the moment. Stuart (Plot 8) is willing to coordinate a bulk order to the site if enough plotters are interested in getting some. Please get in touch with Stuart directly if you are interested.

Thanks to Pixabay for the licence free Alpaca photo.

 

New Dobies Catalogue

Dobies have sent out their new Group Scheme Catalogues and issued our new Discount Code (all our plotters and volunteers can get 40% off seeds and 10% off everything else).

I will pop the new catalogues and code details into the Octagon by the weekend. Be warned – lots of tempting new offerings!

Note: The old code will not now work.

Coffee Grounds Anyone?

We have very kindly been offered spent coffee-grounds from one of Aberdeen’s baristas. A quick internet check reveals that there are differing views on how useful coffee grounds are in a garden.

However the grounds certainly have some uses and are being delivered free of charge to our site. You will find a small pile accumulating at the bottom of our allotment site beside where George dumps the grass cuttings. Please help yourself.

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