Go green and give your soil a boost

AS the summer sun gives way to September showers Wally Kendall looks at which green manures to use to give next season’s crops the best possible start

Don’t compost those spoiled spuds!

I DON’T know about you but as much as I love August for the abundance of produce pouring from the allotment, it can be a struggle to decide what to do with it all. Top of this list is the humble potato. Of course, if they are blemish-free it’s just a matter of drying them…

Blaze close to St Julians Allotment site

THE eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a patch of scorched grass opposite the entrance to the St Julians Allotment site. This was caused by a fire that occurred at around 2.20pm on Saturday afternoon (23rd June). Prior to the blaze one plot holder smelt smoke and claimed to have seen a group of four…

Five carrot varieties to try this season

After the graveyard of the post-Christmas period, by February I’m chomping at the bit to tear open some seed packets and get sowing. The truth is I try to hold back until the the final week of the Six Nations – by which time Wales are usually heading for a mid-table mediocrity and the crushing…

Christmas comes early for new growers

ST JULIANS Allotment plotholders, their family and friends, packed out Newport Indoor Bowls Club in the Glebelands on Sunday for the association’s second annual Christmas lunch. The event, which was organised by Anne Spruce and Meryl Jones, was a chance for a pre-Christmas catch-up and to recognise the achievements of some of the allotment’s newest…