Jobs for the month

IT’S true that December is a barren month for gardeners – the waiting room between the manic rush to plant green manure in the autumn and the stirrings of the new season in early spring. There are jobs to be done, however. Down at St Julians Allotments we’ve taken delivery of fresh bark, so this…

Products we like – The GrowGrid

SEVERAL growers on the St Julians Allotment site have recommended this product, which is the brainchild of Irish chef and gardener Eoin Flaherty…

What to sow in December

LET’S be honest, with Christmas on the horizon and the weather likely to get even colder December sowing is quite limited. But don’t despair. If you have a spare windowsill or a cold frame you can keep on growing.

Would-be gardeners drop by

ST JULIANS Allotment had some VIP guests today (that’s very important pupils to you and I) when the site played host to a group from classes 8, 9 and 10 at Crownbridge School, Cwmbran. The young students are in the process of creating their own vegetable garden and couldn’t wait to get their hands dirty…

Five broad beans for autumn planting

AS with most plants, the usual contradictory advice surrounds the best time to sow broad beans. Some opt for the start of the year, others autumn or if you’re being very specific, like my grandad and uncles, Boxing Day. If you want to steal a march on your rivals and be munching on beans, bacon…

Sorry! We’re closed.

ST Julians Allotment shop is now closed until the start of the new season. We will open again in early February. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in putting their name on the waiting list for a plot, signing up for non-potholder membership or needs to get in touch for any reason, please visit…