This has been an extraordinary year for us all and hope we will be able to enjoy more personal freedoms over the summer as well as being to benefit from going to our plots and cultivating fruit vegetables and flowers. Sites have been inspected and Alison has contacted all tenants if their plot has not been cultivated. New plots have been offered so welcome if you are a new tenant. I am sure other plot holders or your site rep will introduce themselves. It recently has been very wet and cool so while this…continue reading →
This has been an extraordinary year for cultivating allotments with the Corona Virus affecting all our lives. We are currently just out of a second lockdown and in tier 3 but fortunately throughout the year we have been able to benefit from going to our plots and cultivating fruit vegetables and flowers. At this time of year it is important to try and keep weeds down over the winter months by mulching or using ground cover where possible. Our allotments have been a source of pleasure for us in a difficult year and I am…continue reading →
Dear Allotment tenantsAfter a wet and mild winter we are fortunate not to have experienced the flooding affecting some parts of the country.However I am writing this at exceptional times with regard to the Covid -19 virus that is affecting the world and all our individual lives and our families.We know that ABC will not be carrying out inspections over the next weeks but I hope we can all keep well and healthy so that we can continue to enjoy the joy of allotment gardening. We all know it is not just the…continue reading →
Another year is well underway and we enjoyed the exceptionally warm conditions in late February which has helped to get an early start on sowing indoor seeds...
Dear TenantsAnother year is almost over and I hope you are able to reflect on some successes during the growing season despite the rather exceptional weather.This is an ideal time to consider plans for next year and consolidate what grows well on your site and maybe look out for one or two different or more experimental crops. This year I tried sweet potato but without a lot of success but I am going to try again one more time in 2019 in a different part of the allotment.Why not try a small area…continue reading →
Ashford Allotment Society will once again be hosting a fundraising stall at the Pilgrims Hospice Ashford Summer Garden Party this Saturday (August 4th). If you are able to support this event by donating any spare fruit, veg or produce then please deliver this either directly to the Hospice by 10am (drop off Parking available only) Saturday or to Penny (24 Upper Vicarage road, Kennington, TN24 9AH) by 8 am that morning. More info about the Summer Garden Party here: https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/event/ashford-summer-garden-party/continue reading →
Read the June 2018 Allotment Society Newsletter.
Minutes from the most recent meeting of the Allotment Society Committee are now available.
The June 2017 Allotment Society newsletter is now available to download and read with details about this year's Summer Show, plot judging and Pilgrims Hospice fete.
The spring meeting had to be cancelled due to elections and the minutes instead compiled remotely by our secretary...